2022 Bug Week Programs & Activities

Bug Week 2022 is July 17-23 and we will be having in-person events as well as a photo contest.

UConn Extension’s Bug Week is right around the corner, and we have programs for the whole family.

If you have questions about any of our programs, please email us at bugweek@uconn.edu or call 860-486-9228.

Bug Week programs & activities you can participate in include:

  • Photo contest
  • In-person events around the state – stay tuned for more details
  • Bugs in the Garden Escape Room
  • Bug Week at the CT Science Center
  • Bug Week coloring page
  • Bee Cake Pops recipe
  • Close up with the Rainbow Scarab
  • Online insect quiz
  • Sweet and Salty Beetle Cookies
  • Strawberry Ladybugs
  • Up Close with the Luna Moth

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Bug Week 2022 Program Registration

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Photo Contest

Details can be found on our Photo Contest page.

A photo contest is being offered, with three categories: junior, senior and professional. One entry per person. All entries must be a photograph of a bug or insect in their natural environment. Winning photos are highlighted on the Photos Page of our website!


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Bugs in the Garden Escape Room Activity

Have fun solving puzzles and learning about different insects with this 4-H Escape Breakout.

Click here to start.

Find more 4-H Escape Breakouts here.

Bug Week

Bug Week at the Connecticut Science Center

Monday, July 21st through Sunday, July 27th
All-Ages Event | Please visit the Connecticut Science Center for ticket prices and social distancing guidelines.

Lots of things are buzzing around at the Connecticut Science Center during Bug Week. Spend some time in the tropical Butterfly Encounter, participate in bug-themed Live Science programming, come hear a bug themed story during Story Time, and be sure to explore what is flying around the Rooftop Garden.

Please contact the Connecticut Science Center for information on visiting.

Bug Week 2021 Fill in Picture

Even Johnathan loves bugs. Give life to the picture by adding color to celebrate Bug Week 2021!

Download the image by clicking here.


Bee Cake Pops Recipe

Celebrate our pollinators by creating cake pops and then eating them! Even better, learn about the importance of bees while you do it.

Click here for the recipe.

Close up with the Rainbow Scarab

Get a good look at, and learn more about the beneficial Rainbow Scarab. This dazzling dung beetle that can be found around our very own state of CT!

Visit the page by clicking here.

Online Insect Quiz

Whether you want to learn more about the amazing world of insects or brag to your friends about your insect knowledge this quiz will test your skills. Just like in nature, only the strong will survive.

Click here to play!

Sweet and Salty Beetle Cookies

Sweet and salty caramel, pretzel, and pecan cookies that look like they are about to crawl off of the tray. Learn facts about the most diverse group of animals on the planet while you chow down.

Click here for the recipe.

Strawberry Ladybugs

Ladybugs make everyone smile. Not only are these beetles cute, but they are valuable beneficial that protect our garden and are shrouded in myths and legends. Learn about what makes lady bugs so awesome before chomping into a strawberry version of one.

Click here for the recipe.

Up Close with the Luna Moth

Huge, green, and beautiful, the Luna Moth is a sight to behold. See this moth break out of its shell to face the world, all while learning what makes these animals so amazing.

Visit the page by clicking here.