SUE ALLEN - 216-635-3338, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER - 216-635-3274, email@example.com
This summer's hottest tourist trap is a little buggy.
Greet Mayor Mantis and grab a passport to become official tourists of �Bug City!�
Meet the residents of Cleveland Metroparks �Bug City� event on Saturday, August 10 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Garfield Park Nature Center in Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights.
Visitors of all ages are encouraged to take in the sites, learn about the importance of bugs and even sample bug cuisine at this free, one-day event full of cool insect activities and demonstrations.
Children can get a passport to be stamped throughout Bug City'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 Bug City prize.
See a variety of bug collections and exhibits. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will have live insect predators in Predator Alley.
Visit Gene White, a native Ohioan with a �creepy crawly� background in incredible edible insects. White will demonstrate cooking with bugs, including some of his famous bug-a-boo brownies. Stop by for a lesson at the Culinary Bugstitute and enjoy a snack or two!
Beekeepers and butterfly enthusiasts will be on-hand to give more information about these wonderful and important insects.
Experience Bug SafariLand and enjoy the great bug hunt, the ant trail, and a must-do activity for kids - the Mealworm 500, where kids can watch the mealworms race to the finish line!
Take in a show in the Art District or take a buggy voyage with Capt'n Willie and enjoy �buggy' music with local musician, and Bug City veteran, Gary Lee.
And, don't miss the opportunity to collect this year's exclusive Bug City pin.
Garfield Park Nature Center 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 clevelandmetroparks.com.
Come �bee� a part of �Bug City� in Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!