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Bug Mobile makes stop in Waveland

Children taking part in the Hancock County Library system's summer reading program enjoy a lesson from the Bug Mobile. (Photo Source: WLOX) Children taking part in the Hancock County Library system's summer reading program enjoy a lesson from the Bug Mobile. (Photo Source: WLOX)
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - The Bug Mobile rolled into Waveland on Monday. Children taking part in the Hancock County Library System's summer reading program got an up close and personal look at native insects and learned about bugs from around the world. 

Those insects included a tarantula, caterpillars and roaches.

The educational program, from the Audubon Zoo out of New Orleans, was held at the Waveland Public Library. It's designed to encourage children to read while school is out.

"Bugs are something that are around here all over the place. We see bugs all the time," said Kari Hart, with the Bug Mobile. "We are so used to bugs on the Gulf Coast, so it's important that kids get the chance to be up close to them, to not be afraid of them, to understand what bugs can be dangerous and that most bugs are not."

Audubon Zoo animals will make an appearance during the summer reading program in Hancock County later this  month.

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