Dragonfly Detectives

BugFest!

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This year’s BugFest at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences was an amazing event!  There were so many exhibits and fun activities for people to do.  This year the Dragonfly Detectives program had an exhibit in the Citizen Science Exhibit at the Nature Research Center!

Dragonfly Detectives exhibit with Cit Sci educator

During the Dragonfly Detectives program, each group of student scientists record weather data and then conduct timed dragonfly observation periods in order to determine which weather factors affect dragonfly flight the most.  They then create a presentation to share their findings.  These presentations were displayed at BugFest.  As an added perk, the students were all invited to come volunteer at BugFest and present their posters to the public.  This allowed the students to share their findings and show off what they’ve learned.  The students also each received a free BugFest t-shirt.  The students did a fantastic job with the presentations and had a great time!

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