Parents looking for fun summer activities that will expand their child’s understanding of natural science will be glad to know that Northern Arizona University will again offer its popular Summer Bug Camp.

Campers learn about insect natural history and biodiversity through a series of projects and activities. Campers collect insects and create their own insect collections, make mazes for bugs, build their own insect and cook and eat insect cuisine during an open house for parents.

The 2016 camps will be held at Willow Bend Environmental Center, which has partnered with NAU’s Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity to host the camps.

Each week-long summer camp is designed for children ages 6 to 12. The first camp will take place Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24, and the second camp will take place Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22. Both camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All the supplies needed for camp activities will be provided. Campers provide their own snacks, lunch, summer clothing and sunscreen.

The fee for the 2016 Summer Bug Camp is $175 per child. NAU staff and students receive a $15 discount per child when they register before June 1 for the June camp and July 1 for the July camp. Contact Neil Cobb for more information.