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Event Calendar

Eat a Bug

Event Information

Date: Saturday, 10/19/2019

Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages

Contact Phone: 708.946.2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center


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Photo by Chad Merda

Event Details

Bugs are not just for animals to eat! Across the world, 80% of countries include bugs in human diets. It is about time we see what great flavors we are missing. Drop in between noon and 12:30 p.m. to become an entomophagist, or a person who eats bugs, by trying a seasoned cricket or mealworm.

This is not a trick! Taste a buggy treat and we will reward you with a badge of honor.

While visiting, check out our bug-themed exhibits, including our featured exhibit "What's Bugging Belva?", from the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center, Purdue University, in collaboration with Purdue’s Department of Entomology and brought to the Forest Preserve through funding provided by The Nature Foundation of Will County. 

The Eat a Bug program will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Saturday, November 30.

Event Requirements

No registration is required for this program.

This program will take place indoors in an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 708.946.2216, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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