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Natural History Museum presents Bug Fair Connected!

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Natural History Museum presents Bug Fair Connected!

May 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
presents Bug Fair Connected Virtual festival is happening on Saturday, May 15 The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM), is celebrating 35 years of Bug Fair. Join us for Bug Fair Connected, the virtual edition of NHM’s popular festival. We’ll share local stories from our own L.A. backyard, show off the most unique specimens in our collection, highlight entomologists from all over the globe and more. All aboard for a bugtastic weekend you won’t want to miss!Live events include:
  • 9AM | A Ponding We Will Go
  • Watch our Museum Educators demonstrate the best practices for ponding and see what little critters live below the water in our Nature Gardens pond.
  • 10AM | Sing Move Play!
  • Come sing, move, and play with NHM! As a special treat for Bug Fair weekend, we’re sharing our Members-only program, Sing Move Play!, with all of you. Join us to learn original songs and movement with NHM’s very own Performing Artists We hope you can come play with us!
  • 11AM | Eating Bugs 101
  • Enter the alternative world of critter cuisine with your hosts Aly Moore (of Bugible) and Dustin Growick (of Dino 101) in a bugtastic livestream experience. This educational and interactive show explores entomophagy (the practice of eating bugs), how culture and critters intersect, and concludes with a live taste test.
  • 12PM | Instagram Live with Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Join us on Instagram for a live, behind the scenes look at NHM’s Invertebrate Paleontology collection! Journey back in time with Assistant Curator Dr. Austin Hendy and Collections Manager Lindsay Walker—together we will discover what ancient arthropods, molluscs, and echinoderms looked like.
  • 2PM | Inside the Insect Collection
  • Get a bug’s eye view of our Entomology Research Collection! Lisa Gonzalez, Collections Manager, will give us a rare peek at incredible insect specimens that you won’t want to miss.
  • 4PM | Encouraging Diversity in Entomology
  • Hear the founding members of Entomologists of Color (EntoPOC) share their efforts towards diversifying the field of entomology through recruitment, retention, and activism/advocacy. The session will also highlight several EntoPOC-supported students sharing their research, and conclude with an audience Q&A.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
9 am–5 pm
Hosted on Youtube
Free with RSVP


May 15, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm