Bug and Plant Camp at MSU

Date(s) - 06/15/2014-06/19/2014
All Day

Mississippi State University


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Mississippi State University’s Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology is hosting its annual bug and plant camp, thought to be the oldest bug camp in the world.

The residential day camp includes parents/ grandparents and children over the age of 10 who are interested in beekeeping.

Activities and topics include: carnivorous plants, collecting insects, using a scanning electron microscope, a tour of a bee hive, edible plants and insects, honey tasting and judging, forensic entomology, forest entomology, insect and plant interactions, medical entomology, pest insects, insect parasites, aquatic insects and water quality monitoring, plant ecology and plant diseases. Most activities will take place in Clay Lyle Entomology Building.

For information, please contact Dr. John Guyton at 662-325-3482 or jguyton@ext.msstate.edu. Interested media may also contact Guyton on his cell phone at 228-324-4233.

Items of interest to the media include:

Each day 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Insect pinning
Clay Lyle Entomology Building

Monday, June 16 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Pressing plants, edible plants
Sam Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

Monday, June 16 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Aquatic insects
Sam Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday, June 17 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Insect photography
Plant diseases
Clay Lyle Entomology Building