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Science in the Wild: Bug Night Crawl

Saturday, August 7, 2021

7:30 PM-9:30 PM

In Partnership with the Willistown Conservation Trust

Take a guided flashlight tour of the preserve and discover the invertebrate species that live there. Try your hand at light-trapping and learn how this awesome entomology technique helps track invertebrates of all stripes.

You’ll meet real scientists and find out how research at the Academy is making the world a better place, one many-legged specimen at a time.

No experience necessary, but we do recommend wearing comfy shoes and clothes that can get dirty and bringing a flashlight to guide your way. Starting at 5:30 p.m., BYO picnic before the program to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the preserve and check out some rare specimens from the Academy’s world-renowned collection. What will you discover as night falls?

Click here to register!

Transportation is not included to Rushton Conservation Center. Field trip waivers will be sent upon registration. All social distancing and mask measures must be adhered to during the program.

This event is rain or (star)shine, as safety allows. Be prepared to fly, crawl or jump in and have some fun! Contact Mary Bailey, Youth and Family Programs Developer, for more information:

This event is part of the Academy's Bug Fest. Join us for a month of in person and virtual programs. Click here for details.

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Rushton Conservation Center, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania


  • Everyone