The Greensand Trustís Bug Lab Tour is now in its third year, and continues to grow in success.
This year more than 275 children, plus their parents, participated in the Bug Lab tour sessions, at nine sites across Bedfordshire.
The Bug Lab Tour consisted of a series of two hour Ďdrop-iní sessions aimed at families with children aged between 4 and 12 years old, although older and younger children did take part. We provided the participants with collecting equipment, identification guides and microscopes, and provide advice as to how to use them and the best places to look for all the creepy crawlies.
Once the children had identified their bugs they were able to use their crafty skills and make a bug to take home with them as a reminder of the day.
Sites visited by the tour in 2009:
The Bug Lab Tour is a really popular event because we use local sites and reveal the wildlife living nextdoor!
If you would be interested in sponsoring the Bug Lab Tour 2010 please contact the Greensand Trust Education Team on 01525 378101 or email