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BUG CAMP 2019 for children will again be offered at the UT Arboretum Auditorium, 901 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830.

BUG CAMP 2019 will be led by University of Tennessee entomologist, Dr. Jerome Grant, with the “UT Insect Zoo.” The camp, open to rising second through fourth grade students, will be held Wednesday, June 26 to Friday, June 28 from 9:00 2:00 p.m. each day. Other ages will be considered as space allows. Limited to 20 children, the camp tuition is $75 for non-members of the UT Arboretum Society or $60 for members.

For more information and registration, contact Michelle Campanis at 865-483-7277 or

At BUG CAMP 2019, the children will get up close and personal with insects. They will learn why we can’t live without insects and about the value of different insects. They will explore the good, the bad and the “buggly” of our relationship with the insect world.

Each participant will have an opportunity to take home and "host" an insect if they choose during the session. Bugs are good, bugs are fun! Come to BUG CAMP 2019 and find out why as we explore insects through bug crafts, nature walks, science activities and the UT Insect Zoo!

BUG CAMP 2019 is co-sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society, the UT Arboretum and Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, UT Herbert College of Agriculture and UT Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Celebrating 54 years in 2019, this program is one of many lectures and activities that will be offered this year by the UT Arboretum Society. The program is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center.

The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT Herbert College of Agriculture, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 9:00am to 2:00pm

UT Arboretum, Auditorium 901 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Event Type

Service & Outreach




Families, General Public



$75, $60 members of UT Arboretum Society

Herbert College of Agriculture, Entomology and Plant Pathology
Contact Name

Michelle Campanis

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