Creep Crawly Arboretum Adventure

Creep Crawly Arboretum Adventure
Posted on 04/01/2022
Creepy, crawly critters were a huge hit with second graders at North Buncombe Elementary during their visit to the Arboretum this week.

Creepy, crawly critters were a huge hit with second graders at North Buncombe Elementary during their visit to the Arboretum this week. The students enjoyed a program called Amazing Arthropods. They learned about insects, spiders, millipedes, and more.

“The students were able to dig for different creepy crawlies in different habitats, including a meadow and forest,” said teacher Jacki Deitz. “They examined their arthropods using bug catching tools and magnifying glasses.”

This was their first field trip in two years, and both the students and teachers had an amazing time.

“Students learned about insect life cycles and how insects interact with trees,” said teacher Lindsey Clark. “Students were able to go into the forest and search for different insects and arthropods. They were thrilled to find a variety of creatures and be able to look up close at them with ‘bugoculars’! Many of my students told me it was the best day ever!”

“It was a memorable day with the students being able to participate in a field trip after a few years,” said teacher Candace Wells. “Students had a wonderful time participating in a hands-on lesson run by instructors from the Arboretum and digging for bugs.”