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Biology Department to Offer ‘Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies’ 2008 Summer Camp

bugcamp.jpgThis summer Dr. Steve Murphree, professor of biology at Belmont University, will again offer school-age children the opportunity to explore the insect world by attending one of the 2008 “Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies” summer camp sessions on Belmont’s campus.
An introduction to the biology of insects and other arthropods, camp courses will explore how they live, where they can be found and the potential benefit or harm they represent. Short field trips on the Belmont campus will be taken daily. Children are encouraged to bring in insects for discussion, and materials such as field guides and collecting equipment will be provided. The cost for students will be $75 per child for grades 1-3 and $100 for grades 4-6 (Children and grandchildren of Belmont faculty, staff and students can attend for $25 per student).
CAMP DATES:
June 9-13 & June 16-20: Children entering grades 1-3 in Fall 2008
Monday thru Friday from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
July 14-18 & July 21-25: Children entering grades 4-6 in Fall 2008
Monday thru Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Class sizes will range from 10-20 students. All classes will meet on the Belmont University campus in the Hitch Science Building, room 309, and refreshments will be provided. Parents may register their child/children by obtaining a registration form from the web site at: www.belmont.edu/biology/bbb/ or by requesting one from the Biology department, 615/460-6431. Places in classes will be reserved in the order in which the forms are received.