On Monday, we focused on herbivorous (plant eating) insects. We acted out bee adaptations and how they pollinate plants while looking for nectar. Another cool plant- eating insect we learned about are butterflies, and their larval stage, caterpillars. We acted out the lives of caterpillars in a obstacle race, and learned about symmetry in nature while making our own paper butterflies.
Friday’s focus was on all the slithery and slimy, creepy and crawly mini-beasts that live in our “naturehoods.” We learned about slugs, worms, snails, and even leeches! We made crafts, played games, and searched for critters in the creek that we sorted into different scientific classification groups.
After a week of camp, the campers were experts in many different types of mini-beasts- and so we celebrated with a graduation ceremony!