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Year of the Beetle Resources

Performing Live in North Carolina State Parks – It's The Beetles!
 

Every year, North Carolina State Parks has celebrated an annual theme in all of our state parks. Programs, festivals and events throughout the state support the annual theme.

The Interpretive and Education Council, a diverse group of park staff members from across the state, selects the theme each year based on suggestions and nominations.

A unique collectible bandana for the annual theme is available for sale at the park webstore or at each park office.

Below are some resources for park staff and educators to tie in to this year's annual theme.

 


Interpretive programs
 

 

First slide of Beetle Workshop "Cool Coleoptera" PowerPoint presentation

Cool Coleopatra

Beetle workshop teaching slides

 

Screenshot of the first page of the Dung Beetle Race program outline

Dung Beetle Race

Interpretive program outline

 

 


Classroom resources
 

 

Screenshot of the first page of the Beetle Family match game  worksheet

Beetle Family

Match the beetle family
to the description worksheet

 

Screenshot of the first page of the Beetle Fun Facts worksheet

Beetle Fun Facts

Facts about beetles
on cuttable beetle shapes

 

Screenshot of Beetle Jokes worksheet

Beetle Jokes

Enjoy some punny
laughs about beetles

 

Screenshot of Beetle Life Cycle diagram labeling and coloring worksheet

Beetle Life Cycle

Coloring and diagram
labeling  worksheet

 

Screenshoot of Beetle Anatomy diagram labeling worksheet

Label the Beetle

Worksheet on
identifying beetle anatomy

 

Screenshot of Dung Beetle Facts worksheet

Dung Beetle Facts

Bullet points and
graphic about animal polluters

 

Screenshot of the first page of the Dung Beetle Life Cycle worksheet

Dung Beetle Life Cycle

Illustrative graphic
showing stages of the cycle

 

Screenshot of the Dung, Dung Is My Home Poem worksheet

Dung Beetle Poem

"Dung, Dung Is My Home"
by B. Bockhahn

 

Screenshoot of Beetle Anatomy diagram labeling worksheet

Do Die

Die activity
(print on cardstock
for best results)

 

Screenshoot of Beetle Benefits worksheet

Beetle Benefits!

Information sheet created
by K. Baxter from
Haw River State Park

 

The Bess Beetle info sheet screenshot

Bess Beetle Info 

Information sheet created
by K. Baxter from
Haw River State Park

 

Bess Beetle Care info sheet screenshot

Bess Beetle Care

Information sheet created
by K. Baxter from
Haw River State Park

 

Anatomy of a Bess Beetle info sheet screenshot

Anatomy of a
Bess Beetle
 

Information sheet created
by K. Baxter from
Haw River State Park

 

Draw and Label the Body of a Bess Beetle worksheet screenshot

Draw & Label
a Bess Beetle
 

Worksheet created
by K. Baxter from
Haw River State Park

 

Bess Beetle Investigation lesson plan screenshot

Bess Beetle
Investigation

Lesson plan created
by K. Baxter from
Haw River State Park

 

Bess Beetle Investigation student worksheet screenshot

Bess Beetle
Investigation

Student worksheet created
by K. Baxter from
Haw River State Park

 

Habitat Scavenger Hunt lesson plan screenshot

Bess Beetle Habitat
Scavenger Hunt
 

Lesson plan created
by K. Baxter from
Haw River State Park

 

Bess Beetle Tractor Pull lesson plan screenshot

Bess Beetle
Tractor Pull 

Lesson plan created
by K. Baxter from
Haw River State Park
   

 

 


Field resources
 

First page of Common Beetles of North Carolina

Common Beetles
of North Carolina

List and images of
beetles found in our state

Beetles of North Carolina, a NC Biodiversity Project website, screenshot

NC Biodiversity Project:
Beetles of North Carolina

A website partnership with the NC
Division of Parks and Recreation

Screenshot of Common Firefly Flash Patterns guide

Common Firefly
Flash Patterns

Diagram of flash patterns
with labels

 

 

Title cover of Beetles of Eastern North America field guide

Field Guide: Beetles of Eastern
North America

 

by Arthur V. Evans
Princeton University Press, 2014

Cover of Peterson Field Guides: A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America

A Field Guide to the Beetles
of North America
(Peterson Field Guides)

by Richard E. White
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998

Cover of Fireflies, Glow-Worms, and Lightning Bugs by Lynn Frierson Faust

Fireflies, Glow-worms,
and Lightning Bugs

 

by Lynn Frierson Faust
University of Georgia Press, 2017

 

Cover of Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America by Eric R. Eaton and Kenn Kaufman

Kaufman Field Guide to
Insects of North America

 

by Eric R. Eaton and Kenn Kaufman
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007

 

Cover image of Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies by Sara Lewis

Silent Sparks:
The Wondrous World
of Fireflies

by Sara Lewis
Princeton University Press, 2016

 

Cover image of Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species by Charley Eiseman and Noah Charney

Tracts and Sign of Insects and
Other Invertebrates: A Guide to
North American Species

by Charley Eiseman and Noah Charney
Stackpole Books, 2010

 

 

 

Screenshot of website coleoptera.org

Coleoptera page

coleoptera.org

 

Screenshot of The Beetle Ring page on NaturalWorlds.org

Beetle Web Ring

NaturalWorlds.org

 

Screenshoot of Beetle Printouts page on EnchantedLearning.com

Beetle Printouts

EnchantedLearning.com

 

Screenshot of Lady Beetles webpage on Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website

Lady Beetles

Cornell University

 

Screenshot of the Firefly Watch page on the Museum of Science website

Firefly Survey

Museum of Science, Boston, Mass.

 

Ladybug house

Ladybug House

Schematics on building a ladybug house

 

 


Other resources
 

 

Screenshot of the home page of the Lost Ladybug Project website

Lost Ladybug Project

Recommended resource:
Nine-spotted ladybug ID guide

 

Screenshot of the first page of the American Burying Beetle PowerPoint presentation

The American Burying Beetle

By Chris Carlton,
Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

 

Screenshot of the first page of the Beetle Appreciation PowerPoint presentation

Beetle Appreciation

By Chris Carlton,
Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

 

Year of Beetle Pre-Test (AIT Credit) page screenshot

Year of Beetle Pre-Test (AIT Credit)