Bama Bug Fest: On the Web is crawling your way in July 2020! This virtual, all-things-bug event has a little something for all ages and will take place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from July 7 to July 25. Though we are social distancing this year, we’re not missing out on any of the bug fun! Take part in interactive video elements; watch interviews with experts; learn how to draw insect characters; join in bug-themed storytelling, and much, much more.
This year’s Bama Bug Fest will be live streaming on Facebook and YouTube, four times a day (10 AM, 2 PM, 4 PM, and 7 PM), with segments for different age groups and interests, ending each day with a wrap up and Q&A for the public. Additional pre-recorded videos will be posted and shared by the University of Alabama Museums and Tuscaloosa Public Library on their social media platforms.
UA Museums and Tuscaloosa Public Library are excited that by delivering this year’s Bama Bug Fest online, they can involve people in the event that otherwise would not have been able to be part of the original gathering in Tuscaloosa that had been planned.
Content will include actor Justice Leak (Hellgrammite from The CW’s Supergirl, a Build a Bug Workshop, School Yard Roots, family-friendly bug-related stand-up comedy, DC Comics artist Sarah Leuver, Spider-man (Andrew McLean) and Black Widow cosplayers (Andrea Towers), insect fashion with The Fashion Archive, baking Chocolate Chirp Cookies with Arthropod Apothecary, and world-renowned Science Educator Dr. Sebastian A. Echeverri.
“I hope that everyone who gets to view the online content for our virtual Bama Bug Fest will learn something new about bugs that they did not know previously, and as a result will develop a greater appreciation for the biodiversity, beauty and importance of bugs in our world”, said Dr. John Friel, Director of the Alabama Museum of Natural History.
You’ll be able to watch the live streams from any of these locations:
- UA Museums’ YouTube Channel
- Tuscaloosa Public Library’s YouTube Channel
- Tuscaloosa Public Library’s Facebook Page
- Alabama Museum of Natural History’s Facebook Page
- Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum’s Facebook Page
You can find a schedule with times to tune in, links to all content, and a handy resource guide at www.bamabugfest.org.
Bama Bug Fest: On the Web is brought to you by:
- University of Alabama Museums
- University of Alabama Libraries, Rodgers Library
- Tuscaloosa Public Library
Rodgers Library serves the faculty and students in the College of Engineering, the Capstone College of Nursing, and the science departments within the College of Arts & Sciences. Rodgers is the first departmental library, built with the intent of taking maximum advantage of computer-based information systems for research.
Tuscaloosa Public Library is a city/county agency in the city of Tuscaloosa, serving a population of over 184,035 in Tuscaloosa County in the state of Alabama, United States.