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In-Person In-School Field Trip Description:

This interactive training session will introduce beginning officers to the small creatures in their own neighbourhoods and beyond. Use real bug specimens to investigate similarities and differences, structure and habits, and characteristics and adaptations of the small crawling and flying creatures all around us. Join the Buggy P.I. Team today!

Video Conference Program Description:

Put your detective glasses on as we are about to dive into a virtual crime scene. As you learn all about bugs and their habitats, you will reveal clues and find evidence to solve the mystery of the stolen honey! At the end of this interactive learning experience, you are bound to become an insect expert as you will be able to describe the characteristics of these tiny creatures and how they adapt and survive in their environment. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself heading outside on a bug hunt as soon as this program is over with your beautifully decorated insect boxes!

Pre-book this program now! 


  • Theme: Bugsy P.I.’s Criminal Study of Insects
  • Activities: Become a member of the CSI (Criminal Study of Insects), examine preserved samples of bugs, experiment with different mouth types, study how camouflage helps bugs stay safe, learn about the food chain, decorate a wooden insect box, problem solve to crack the case!
  • Take-Home: Wooden Insect Catcher

This program can be delivered in the following ways

In-School Field Trip

Our tried and true 2 hour field trips take place right IN your classroom! No bus to rent, no wasted school time due to traveling and no long documents to fill out! Our experienced field trip presenters will come to your classroom to deliver our 100% provincial curriculum aligned field trips. Each theme based field trip is action packed and hands-on!

Volunteers: 4 requested

Take Home: Wooden Insect Catcher

Video Conference
  • 1.5 hours long
  • Livestreamed with a Presenter using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc. Your choice!
  • Curriculum based
  • Each program has a project for each student to make and keep
  • We ship the supplies to the school
  • Works in all school re-entry scenarios (Classroom and home learning)

Volunteers: 2 volunteers recommended but not required.

Pre-book now! Expected launch date: March 1, 2021

Book Today

The activities were informative and closely tied to the grade 2 Science learning outcomes. The students loved the CSI theme and were highly engaged in the station tasks. I have a diverse group of students and all were able to be involved in the learning. The Presenter was exceptional and had a great rapport with the students.

K.E., Grade 2 TeacherGold Bar School

The centres were well prepared with a lot of hands-on activities. The visuals were also helpful especially for the grade 2 class that I have that is majorly ELL learners.

Grade 2 TeacherSt. Wilfrid School

Not only was this field trip informative but very entertaining. It kept the students engaged throughout the whole time.

J.W.Sweet Grass School

The organization is excellent, presenters are always enthusiastic and knowledgeable and everything is presented in a kid-friendly manner.

J.J., Grade 2 TeacherMinchau School

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Recognize that there are many different kinds of small crawling and flying animals, and identify a range of examples that are found locally.
  • Compare and contrast small animals that are found in the local environment. These animals should include at least three invertebrates.
  • Recognize that small animals, like humans, have homes where they meet their basic needs of air, food, water and shelter.
  • Identify each animal’s role within the food chain. To meet this expectation, students should be able to identify the animals as plant eaters, animal eaters or decomposers and identify other animals that may use them as a food source.
  • Identify ways in which animals are considered helpful or harmful to humans and to the environment.