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Eat a Bug Challenge

Event information

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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A bowl full on bugs on a table setting. Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

This ongiong program will be offered from Wednesday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Move over turkey; this holiday season we challenge you to serve something new on the dinner plate. Worldwide, 80% of countries include bugs in their diet. It’s about time we join them! Bugs are nutritious and plentiful and a sustainable protein choice. Drop in at Hidden Oaks Nature Center to become an entomophagist, a person who eats bugs, by trying a seasoned cricket or mealworm. Try a buggy treat and be rewarded with a prize.

Event requirements

No registration required.

The visitor center is an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.