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Bug Out

Meg Loman shows student bugs

Bug Out is a series of insect based activities that emphasize experiential, hands ­on learning. The goal of Bug Out is to increase understanding and appreciation of insects and to reduce fear of insects. Bug Out also stimulates thinking ability, develops communication skills, and promotes positive social interactions. This will provide a fun, positive learning situation for young people, grades 2–5, when you follow the Bug Out lesson plans. Most of these activities are best done during the summer or fall when insects are most common and active out ­doors.

Contact your local 4-H Cooperative Extension Agent for additional Bug Out resources and training.

Bug Out – 4-H Leader’s Guide


Liz Driscoll, 4-H Entomology Specialist