Bug & Plant Camp

This residential academic camp is a very active intergenerational camp. Campers start early every morning and collect into the night. Camp is held on campus in the Clay Lyle Entomology Complex and campers collect on the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and at other locations. As an intergenerational camp it is open to people from 10 years of age up. Parents, teachers, nature center personnel, and even entomologists from other universities have participated in camp. Teachers receive CEUs. 

Activities and topics may include: collecting, identifying and pinning insects; day and night collecting; using a scanning electron microscope; a tour of a bee hive and the Extension Arthropod Zoo, a taste of honey, and honey judging; forensic entomology and lab; forest entomology; insect-plant interactions including a guided hike, carnivorous plants, insect and plant diseases, and medicinal and edible wild plants; medical entomology and insect vector-borne diseases such Zeka and West Nile Virus are discussed; insect parasites; veterinary entomology; aquatic insects and water quality monitoring; plant ecology; Integrated Pest Management; Entomophagy (edible insects); Science Fair and STEM discussions; 4-H Entomology; and more. There is always something new!

In the fall young entomologists are invited to join departmental faculty and staff for BugFest at the MSU Crosby Arboretum and teach what they have learned. The camp experience is reinforced with an emailed entomology newsletter, The Gloworm.

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017 (All day) - Thursday, June 15, 2017 (All day)

Who is eligible: Youth over age 10, parents, teachers, nature center personnel and others interested in entomology

Type: Overnight Camp

Sponsoring Unit: 

The Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology Dept.

Other Information: 

Additional information and a reservation form is available on the Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology Dept. Website: http://www.biochemistry.msstate.edu/

Cost: $450

Contact: 

Dr. John Guyton

Office 662-325-3482

j.guyton@msstate.edu