Skip to main content

Insect Week returns in 2022

Great Bug Hunt 2022 competition is open

The 2022 Great Bug Hunt is here! It's been a long winter, but the little creatures will shortly be making their way out of hibernation into the warm spring sunshine – and then what will you find?

Encourage your primary school pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom – with our fabulous competition. Simply identify a local habitat, get your pupils to explore and discover the minibeasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy!

FInd out more details on the Association for Science Education's website, including submission details and age categories.

The submission deadline is 15 July 2022.

Did you know?


Insects breathe through spiracles, abdominal openings to air spaces within the insect body.

Tweet this or follow @insectweek