Marshall-Putnam Ag in the Classroom has been bugging around! "It’s a Bug’s Life" was a success at Putnam County Libraries. Participants learned about insect body parts when they built their own bug with playdough, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, pom poms, and other craft objects. They also were quizzed on classifying bugs based on what they learned about insect body parts. Next, the participants talked about the environments insects live in and why they survive there. After learning about habitats, the participants learned about how insects can be helpful to farmers, gardeners, and even us. Lastly, the participants made a life cycle bracelet which represented the monarch butterfly and its role in pollination. It’s a Bug’s Life was swarming with information in which the participants enjoyed. If your child was not able to participate we will have the packets ready with a link for the video so your child can take it home and do it themselves, while supplies last. Call the Marshall-Putnam Extension office at 306.364.2356 to set a date to pick up your bags.

Pictured is Beau from Magnolia as he is building his insect with a little help from Abrianne Holler.

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Source: Abrianne Holler, Ag in the Classroom Community Worker