In our Sacred BUGS of Ancient Egypt Program adults and children are welcome to learn about the sacred, mysterious Arthropods found throughout ancient Egyptian society and lore. Beetles, bees, grasshoppers and even scorpions and centipedes all held special meaning and importance to these spiritual and religious people. Did you know that one origin of mummification is thought to have resulted from observations of underground beetle metamorphosis and ‘regeneration’?!
This cross-disciplinary, educational program presents the BUG side of Ancient Egypt, with live Arthropods and artifiacts reminiscent of Egyptian culture, coupled with cool facts and stories to round out your understanding about the lives of these ancient people. Plus, this cool program is delivered with the fun, one-of-a-kind BUGMAN who creates lasting, memorable and entertaining BUG experiences. BUGMAN Educational Entoprises was founded by Mark Berman who obtained an Entomology B.Sc. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Secondary General Science and Biology Teaching Certification from The Ohio State University. Registration for this program begins October 14. All participants will receive a free bag filled with Egyptian treasures courtesy of the Acker-Moore Memorial Post. This program is cosponsored by Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.