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Tuesday, June 13: BEEHIVES UP CLOSE

 Learn about the exciting world of bees and what they contribute to the planet as vital pollinators and why bee populations are in trouble. Nick Wigle from Super Bee Rescue and Removal - Santa Barbara’s safest live bee removal company (, will bring a live bee hive and other visual aids to give an up-close perspective into the world of bees. Discuss ways to support bee populations, host your own hive and play “Stump the Beekeeper".

Tuesday, June 20: UNDERWATER BUGS

Join Museum Naturalist and Entomologist Christine Melvin in exploring the amazing world of aquatic insects. Mission Creek is streaming with life! Learn how water striders walk on water and what insects live in water when they are immature. Participants will have the opportunity to collect and identify insects living in Mission Creek. Choose to collect an insect from Mission Creek or our "Bug Bucket" and work alongside our Naturalists to identify your catch.  

Tuesday, June 27: AMBROSIA BEETLES

Stop by to learn about Ambrosia Beetles that "farm" fungus for their offspring with UCSB researcher Michelle Bennett.

Tuesday, July 11: BUG ART 

Join world renowned artist, Steve Kutcher to create artistic masterpieces using bugs! 


Explore the benefits of eating bugs with a unique tasting hosted by Entomophagist Aly Moore. 

Tuesday, July 25: SPIDERWEBS

Join Entomologist Jennifer Maupin to learn about silk spinning arachnids, SPIDERS! 



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