Families Get to Try Tasty Bugs

Bounding out of the family minivan, 9-year-old Sophia Krafve shouted, “Yum, what’s for dinner?” and answered her own question, “Oh, I know. It’s bugs!” Running toward the classroom at Emerson Point Preserve, she join others intrigued about the evening’s topic, “Bugs: It’s What for Dinner.” … In the classroom, with walls covered with posters about turtles, wildflowers and birds and a large PowerPoint screen in front, Nick Scheffer led the group through games and fact-finding lessons, geared for young and old. “Entomophagy is the scientific word for bug-eating,” he explained. A Manatee County Natural Resources Department intern and junior at New College majoring in environmental studies, Scheffer said he had never knowingly eaten a bug.

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