a lady beetle

Hello all! It’s spring time and the insects are starting to appear. We wanted to share our favorite insect-focused lesson for you to do at home.

This activity is an adaptation of our Icky, Sticky and Small program. It is generally geared towards first graders, but it could be fun for any age, even those without kids. The topic for the program is all about bugs and focuses on what makes an insect different from other bugs!

Fun Fact: Did you know lady bugs are actually beetles! So, bug scientists, also known as entomologists, call them lady beetles!

At the Environmental Learning Center, our mission is to connect people to nature. We want to encourage families to get outside, here’s some tips to do it safely:

    • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coming in from outside.
    • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.