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Dr. Steve Murphree works with children to college bugs in a bush on Belmont's campus

Beetles, Bugs & Butterflies

Belmont Biology professor Dr. Steve Murphree encourages school-aged children to explore the world of insects at Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies summer day camps. The 2 or 3 hours/day camps will introduce children to the biology of insects and other arthropods. Short field trips for collecting and observing insects will be taken daily. Children are encouraged to bring in insects for discussion and materials such as collecting equipment, field guides and refreshments will be provided. 

Class sizes will range from 10-24 students. All classes will meet on the Belmont University campus in the Janet Ayers Academic Center room 3081. Refreshments will be provided. 


  • June 13-17: Children entering grades 1-3
    | 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Janet Ayers Academic Center 3081Register

    Fee: $80

  • July 11-15: Children entering grades 4-6
    | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Janet Ayers Academic Center 3081Register

    Fee: $110

If you have any questions, please contact Terri Templeman at 615.460.6431 or by email at