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.



Date (Please provide at least 2 dates, and if you have any restrictions for certain days of the week.)

Schedule (Please provide the full schedule of your school classes and if you prefer morning or afternoon. Note that a minimum of 5 minutes is required between workshops.)*

Is this reservation part of a MEES measure? *

If the previous answer is yes, please indicate what measure.

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