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Fri, Jun 25



Ijams: Dragonfly Olympics (Family Program)

Help Ijams compete in the Dragonfly Olympics run by Odonata Central

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Ijams: Dragonfly Olympics (Family Program)
Ijams: Dragonfly Olympics (Family Program)

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Knoxville, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Description: This is the inaugural year of the Odolympics, a competition held across the western hemisphere to survey and catalog as many dragonflies as possible. You'll to join Team Ijams as we catch and photograph the many wonderful dragonflies that call Ijams home. As we net dragonflies, we'll learn how to identify them, a bit about their lives, and why they are an important part of Ijams' ecosystem. 

Materials Participants Should Bring: Smartphone or camera, walking shoes, a journal to take notes, weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, sunscreen, and a snack.

Information to Note:  We will be catching and handling dragonflies, so individuals with severe insect phobias should be aware. Dragonflies like warm sunny areas, so be prepared to be hot during the class. If you have a smartphone, please download the iNaturalist app for this class.

Location: This program meets at Ijams Nature Center, and will spend time at various ponds around Ijams netting dragonflies.

No walk-ins will be accepted. Every participant must have a ticket. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Ijams awards full refunds for any cancellations up to 7 days before a program, or if Ijams cancels a program due to inclement weather.

Refunds are not awarded for programs with fees of $5 or less for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable.


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    +$0.20 service fee
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