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    This event is cancelled due to weather forecasts

Bug Week

UConn Extension is hosting the 4th Annual Bug Week in July.  Plan to attend to see what's buzzing!  There will be educational programs, interactive events, and family-oriented activities designed to illustrate how bugs can benefit humans, plants and animals.

Bugs are the unsung heroes of our ecosystem.  They pollinate our crops and gardens, prey on pest insects, and aerate soils by breaking up decaying material to recycle nutrients.

Bugs also play a key role in manufacturing silk, red dye, shellac, wax and honey.

During Bug Week you'll also learn about problem bugs such as the Emerald Ash Borer and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, that are causing concern in Connecticut.

Days Until Bug Week!
July 19, 2020

Activities & Events

Details on our Programs Page.

CANCELLED - Pollinators
Sunday, July 21   3 - 6 pm

Location: Auerfarm in Bloomfield

Insect Wonders at the Farm
Wednesday, July 31  10 am - 12 pm

Location: Spring Valley Student Farm in Mansfield


Thursday, July 25 - 12 - 4 pm

Location: UConn Campus

Insect Collections Tour
Thursday, July 25   1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm tour times

Location: UConn Campus

Bug Walks
Saturday, July 27   10 am - 1 pm

Location: Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon

Bug Week at the CT Science Center

Please visit the Connecticut Science Center for more information on Events & ticket prices.

Photo Contest

Details on our Photo Contest Page.

Registration Form

Register here for the Bug Week activities (all events use this same form)