Nature camp to teach youth about bugs |

Nature camp to teach youth about bugs

Tribune staff report

The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science will be offering its Junior Entomologists nature camp next week to children ages 6 to 8.

The camp will take place at various outdoor locations around South Lake Tahoe, where children will be able to search through bushes, tree bark and under logs for hidden insects.

Campers will learn what these bugs eat and their important jobs in the ecosystem.

The Junior Entomologists camp will be held July 21 to 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. It costs $100 for TINS members or $120 for nonmembers. It is the last TINS nature camp in South Lake Tahoe this summer.

Last week, the institute held its Tahoe Explorers nature camp for children ages 9 to 12. That program focused on wildlife ecology, forest ecology, water ecology and geology of the Tahoe basin.

This is the third consecutive summer the institute’s nature day camps have been held in South Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit, email or call (775) 298-0064.

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