Incredible Insects

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Some of the smallest creatures on earth actually have the largest populations and are the most diverse. Our insect unit includes highly interactive activities and virtual events. Check back routinely for new updates!

Access: Insect Matching Game | Virtual Open Hours: Insect Meet & Greet | Insect Storytime with Brooklyn Public Library | Arts & Crafts | Park Scavenger Hunt | iNaturalist Insect Observations


INSECT MATCHING GAME

Test your knowledge of local park insects and learn some new species names too with this fun online game! Click the image below to get started.

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VIRTUAL OPEN HOURS: INSECT MEET & GREET

August is usually our insect theme during Open Hours at the Environmental Education Center. Due to COVID, this month we brought the bugs directly to your screen.

Click here to watch the recording of this event!


INSECT STORYTIME WITH BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Join us on facebook live on Wednesday, August 19 at 11:00am ET for a very special insect themed storytime led by the Brooklyn Public Library. You will also learn how to make a special insect craft.

Check out the recommended reading list for more insect-themed stories you can enjoy!


ARTS & CRAFTS

Get creative with these insect crafts!


PARK SCAVENGER HUNT

Looking for something fun to do outdoors? Head over Brooklyn Bridge Park or another green space in your neighborhood to complete this insect & nature hunt.

Click Here for a PDF copy of the scavenger hunt.


INATURALIST INSECT OBSERVATIONS

The Park’s gardeners and educators have documented over 400 unique insect species in Brooklyn Bridge Park! To take a look at some of the photos recently taken, click the map below!


Click here to return to our main At-Home Education page to explore more educational units and activities!

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