From bees to butterflies and ants to arachnids, the Waterloo Region District School Board is encouraging its students to get outside this week and take note of what small creatures they find.
The school board has launched its Backyard Bug Blitz officially running Monday, May 25 through to Friday, May 29.
Children are encouraged to download a form from the board’s website and submit their findings online.
The WRDSB says this is a great opportunity for kids to learn about the key role bugs play in the functioning of our ecosystems, such as waste removal and pollination services.
⚠️ ATTENTION TEACHERS: It's here, the resource you've been waiting for. Composed of 4 pages featuring 34 bugs, this is your students' tool for collecting and submitting observations. #WRDSBbugblitz Find the pdf or google slides at https://t.co/JLbPPxumyC pic.twitter.com/gjhdsqOTOP— Outdoor Ed (@outdoor_ed) May 21, 2020
A release from the WRDSB Outdoor Education Department reads, “Having our students and families identify the bugs in our region will tell us more about the distribution of these creatures in our area.”
Anyone who submits their findings will receive a certificate of appreciation.