AUGUSTA — Bug Maine-ia, a natural science education event, will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Maine State Museum, 230 State St. The event will feature 19 exhibitors that will provide hands-on displays, discoveries, and events for visitors of all ages, according to a news release from the museum.

“We look forward to Bug Maine-ia all year long,” said Maine State Museum Chief Educator Joanna Torow in the release. “It is truly a wonderful event, especially for teachers, parents, and students, who can get some great up-close experiences with the creepy, crawly world of insects and learn all about the wide-ranging effects of these tiny creatures on our lives.”

Exhibitors come from throughout the state and include Maine Entomological Society, master Maine fishing guide Sean McCormick, Maine State Beekeepers Association, Maine Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture in the Classroom, Edible Insect Marketplace, Maine Forest Service, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Hudson Museum, Maine State Museum, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Art Glass Studio/Butterfly and Insect Museum, retired science teacher Jon Wallace, Modern Pest Control, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Maine State Library.

Admission to the museum is free of charge all day. Teachers or parents bringing groups of students are urged to make reservations by completing a reservation online at www.mainestatemuseum.org.

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