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The tenth annual Hokie BugFest is scheduled from Wednesday, October 7 to Saturday, October 17, 2020 as a Virtual Event! Hokie BugFest 'Â€Â“ Schedule of Activities
Daily Features 'Â€Â“ October 7-17
NEW EACH DAY
Extreme Insect of the Day 'Â€Â“ meet one of the 10 most extreme insects on Earth
Featured Exhibits 'Â€Â“ explore new virtual exhibits each day
Insect Story of the Day 'Â€Â“ listen to a new insect story in English, Spanish, and American sign
At-home Activities 'Â€Â“ download new crafts ideas, recipes, and other bug-inspired fun to do at home
Ways to GET INVOLVED
Contest voting 'Â€Â“ vote for your favorite buggy drawing, painting, photograph, and Lego sculpture
Jr. Entomologist Certificate 'Â€Â“ become a 'Â€Âśbug scientist'Â€Âť
Backyard Scavenger Hunt 'Â€Â“ explore parks, trails, and your own backyard'Â€Â¦can you find all 10 arthropods?
Buggy Library Challenge 'Â€Â“ read, draw, and explore insects to earn an insect book -- check it out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E14y_W5l_J4
Scout Corner 'Â€Â“ BSA scouts earn your Insect Study Merit Badge
Arthropod Comedy Wall 'Â€Â“ share your funniest bug joke or laugh at others
Cockroach Derby Voting 'Â€Â“ examine the attributes of each roach athlete and vote on which racer will win
Saturday Highlights 'Â€Â“ October 10 and 17
Special Events: Virginia Tech BugZoo tour, How to Make Grasshopper Pie cooking demonstration, 1st Annual Cockroach Derby, Slightly Fantastic Circus of Fleas, and more!
Special Guests: Bugs and the Weather with WDBJ7'Â€Â™s Weather Guru Brent Watts, Tony Gustin'Â€Â™s Creepy Crawly Zoo with, and Storytime, Crafts, and More with Joelle Shenk, and more!
Although we have gone virtual this year, we continue to strive to provide a science-based event open to the public following our ongoing priorities as best as we can, including:
Collaboration with the town of Blacksburg
S.A.F.E. (Supporting Autism Friendly Environments) event