Second grade students embarked on an insect hunt around campus before hearing from a guest entomologist on Thursday, Sept. 9.
Students explored Barstow's outdoors to see insects in their natural habitat. They found lots of insect life in the Senior Circle including cicadas, grasshoppers, ants and moths. They observed and recorded their findings to share with an entomologist.
The visiting insect expert from Ernie Miller Park & Nature Center, Regina Wasson, taught the second graders about bees, cicadas and the Vietnamese walking stick. Students interacted with live insects to study how they protect themselves in the wild and what they eat. They also released a monarch butterfly in the flowers in the Circle Drive.