JULY 6, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Mayor Mantis welcomes all travellers near and far to enjoy
Meet the citizens of Cleveland Metroparks "BugCity"
event on Saturday, August 13 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at
GarfieldParkNatureCenter in Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield
Visitors of all ages are introduced to the cool world of
insects! Learn what insects do, why they're important and
even what they taste like!
A "hot spot" that many visitors like to explore at
BugCity is the Culinary Bugstitute with Chef Gene White.
Enjoy bug cooking demonstrations, bug recipes and tasty
samples. After eating a few mealworms and crickets, head over
to the Bug House to view a wide variety of bug exhibits from Ohio
to Africa. Stop by the Garden District to see what plants
will attract certain bugs. And, visit the ArtDistrict for
'buggy' music and class is in session with Mad Science.
Experience Bug SafariLand and enjoy the great bug hunt, the ant
trail, and the must-do activity for kids - the Mealworm 500, where
kids can watch the mealworms race to the finish line!
"Buzz" over to the B & B Area to view a variety of
butterflies and bee exhibits, or visit Buggywood for bug bingo and
puppet shows. Families can also take rides on the Bug Express
Children can get a passport to be stamped throughout BugCity's
districts after completing a variety of activities. After the
children receive at least five stamps, they can redeem their
passport for a specially-designed BugCity prize.
GarfieldParkNatureCenter is located off the Broadway Avenue
entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights - north
of the I-480/Broadway Avenue exit.
For more information, call 216-341-3152 or visit
"Bee" sure to mark the calendar and take a short trip
to Mayor Mantis's "BugCity" in Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!