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August 2018

Intro to Entomology

August 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Enka/Candler Public Library, 1404 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to entomology, the study of insects. You’ll learn all about our creepy and crawly friends and even meet a few live insects! You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Entomology Field Badge and a free…

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Entomology Skills Session: Challenge Workshop

August 17 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Come get some extra help completing your Entomology Challenge just in time for Monarch Butterfly Day with a night time moth viewing party! Bring your camera and come ready to be outside the entire program. This program is held at the Arboretum. To avoid any bring lights we will meet in the parking lot of the greenhouse. When you enter Arboretum property simply follow the main road through the gate house and turn right onto Greenhouse Way. Follow that road…

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Dragonfly Detective Workshop

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Get started on your Dragonfly Bonus Badge at this workshop where you’ll learn how to identify common dragonfly species and learn to submit your observations to be used in real science. You must email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

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Intro to Entomology

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Polk County Public Library, 1289 W Mills St
Columbus, NC 28722 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to entomology, the study of insects. You’ll learn all about our creepy and crawly friends and even meet a few live insects! You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Entomology Field Badge and a free…

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ecoEXPLORE Bat and Moth Party!

August 31 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Beaver Lake MegaSpot, US-25
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Stay up late for science! We'll use a special "bat detector" to hear the high frequency sounds that bats emit while they echolocate their prey, and even identify them using these sounds. In addition we'll use a black light to attract moths and other nocturnal insects, and you can use this experience to complete your Entomology Challenge toward your Entomology Badge. As we wait for the insects to arrive we'll play a special Bat-Moth game to learn about their predator-prey…

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September 2018

Monarch Butterfly Day

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Mark your calendar to help us celebrate the closing of our Entomology Field season with our Monarch Butterfly Day. If you completed six Shares  and your Entomology Challenge during our Entomology Field Season you will earn free admission to the Arboretum for the event. You will also participate in a private event where you will help biologists monitor monarch butterfly migrations as we tag and release butterflies and have lunch with a group of scientists. Once you've completed the private event you…

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