Large critters will no longer be afraid of the little ones!

Critters, bugs; whatever cute name we give them, we’re sometimes very scared of them! But if we stop for a minute, we’ll discover a fascinating world! Let’s pique your curiosity of insects with three exciting workshops, which includes hunting for live specimens and making an insectarium that they get to take home! Caution: may increase vocations in entomology…

On the menu:

1) Insects (60 min)

Ask the kids to bring an empty shoebox for the next step.

In case of rain, steps 2 and 3 will be reversed.

 2) Insect hunting (60 min):

We’ll set out in search of adventure to capture live specimens! We will supply the nets and pods for capturing the insects.

3) Insectarium (60 min):

Youths build their own insectarium using a cardboard shoebox to place the captured insects and freeze them in the next step.

Objectives at the elementary level:

  • Describe and associate the parts of the anatomy of the insect (head, thorax and abdomen).
  • Describe the different changes in the form of insects during their development.
  • Describe the particular characteristics of different insects (way of life, anatomical particularities and habitats).
  • Understand how certain insects communicate with their own species.
  • Make an insectarium in the classroom.
  • Discover the different insect habitats in nature.

Our needs

  • One shoebox for each child and coloured construction paper (green, blue and brown at least) are needed to build the insectarium.
  • 6 teams must be created before the science animator arrives.

Important information

  • Use of elements that may include allergens (Insects)
  • Workshops 2 and 3 are interchangeable in case of bad weather.
  • Hunting for insects can take place from April to September.
  • The activity takes place in a municipal park.

Additional charges

  • Travel costs (minimum $ 25) based on distance apply.
  • In 60-minute workshops, if there are more than 5 groups on schedule, the workshops will be spread over more than one day and the transportation costs will have to be adjusted accordingly.
  • Additional fees will be charged if there is a delay of more than 90 minutes between two workshops.



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