Bird and Bug Bonanza Back This February

Last Updated: 12/27/2016

Come explore the good, the bad and the buggy at the free Bird and Bug Bonanza event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, part of Sacramento Museum Day. Enjoy fun activities for the whole family as you get up close and personal with life in our local habitats.

Flow down the storm drain on a journey to explore Cruddy Creek in our interactive creek crawl. Enjoy story time with Riley Library at 10:30 a.m and 11:30 a.m. Visit Ladybug Girl and join the Bug Squad to find out about the insects that surround us every day and keep our ecosystem healthy. Head into our Home Tweet Home where you can build a Western Bluebird bird house ($10 materials fee). Travel to our game room and play Pollinator Relay, Creek Patrol and Leap Frog to learn about keeping our creeks clean— and win prizes doing it!

“Life in our local waterways is important, but it’s also fragile,” says Brayden Mitchell of the Utility Exploration Center. “Choices we make about pesticides in our garden, cleaning up after our dogs when we take them for a walk, and keeping car leaks contained are all important to keeping our creeks healthy and keeping these valuable ecosystems healthy.”

The day will be filled with fun, interactive activities where the whole family can learn more about topics including pollinators and beneficial bugs, bats, and bluebirds, integrated pest management, and proper disposal of household hazardous waste.

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