Kids Can Make Bugs at Event Honoring Entomologist
Bugs are icky, right? Whether kids think so or not, bugs influence daily life a lot more than you might expect. Ernest James Harris is an Arkansas farmboy who went on to become a celebrated entomologist.
His work with fruit flies has eliminated fruit fly plague from whole countries. What's the Buzz? at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library focuses on Harris's work in entomology (the study of insects).
This free event, put on by the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, is for kids 5 and older. After the presentation, kids get to make an egg carton insect using pipe cleaners, egg cartons and other supplies.
Harris is from North Little Rock and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor last year. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1999. The event is part of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center's Black History Month programming.
For more information, call (501) 683-3593 or visit the Center's website.