A Bugs Life, A Big Hit

Maria RutherfordIrene CamargoJudy DrugganSherri Noon from Anderson Public Library

Many parents, children, and teachers were at the Lawrenceburg campus of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College for a fun evening exploring bugs, plants, and more.  Called a Bug’s Life Movie Night and Carnival Extravaganza, the event was hosted by the Anderson County Early Childhood Council as a way to promote Kindergarten readiness and have some fun.

Maria Rutherford, the council chair person and associate professor of early childhood at BCTC, was approached by the governor’s office to reconnect the council and start to plan events to help bolster school readiness.  During the process of working with the college and applying for grants, she decided to create the event so children and parents alike can connect with science professors at the college and see some of the amazing workings of our world.

Irene Camargo, natural sciences professor, and Judy Druggan, a math professor, were showing just how plants reproduce at the event.  Irene demonstrated the parts of a flower through dissection, and Judy showed how a seed sprouts with a simple wet paper towel and plastic cup.

But the event wasn’t just about plants. It featured a showing of the movie “A Bug’s Life” and had a number of insect related booths for children to learn about the insect world.  There were also booths from all the various day cares, educational facilities like the Anderson Public Library, and more to show just how important it is for children to be ready for Kindergarten.

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