Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center's way to celebrate the Fourth of July for the entire family involves some of your favorite creepy crawlies, at BuzzzFest on Wednesday, July 4th. BuzzzFest will be a day of fun with something to entertain, delight and perhaps gross out people of all ages. BuzzzFest honors the creatures that make the world go round, from dragonflies to honey bees and all the buzzing, chirping and crawling things in between. Want to boost your protein level, have a crunchy snack and give your friends the heebie-jeebies? During Bug Chef extraordinaire David George Gordon's three live cooking shows he will create culinary masterpieces using ants, grasshoppers, waterbugs, centipedes, scorpions and their kin. Visitors can help in the cooking...and the tasting!The freewheeling naturalist has been featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not, National Geographic Kids, The Wall Street Journal and Time magazine. He's been a guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, ABC's Nightline and The View. Pet some crazy creepy crawlies from the Utica Zoo Mobile; watch the live theater show Unhuggables, about animals that miss out on the love; search for insects and find out what they are from our insect experts; The Butterfly Garden will be open, plus insect races, insect tours, and talk with a bee hive expert to show you how to raise your own bees, and of course, there will be free buzzz cuts for the kids...and the willing. If an arthropod appetizer isn't your idea of a Fourth BBQ, BuzzzFest will feature honey chicken barbecue and festive Fourth of July food. "Bring the family," said Rob Carr, who is heading up the day at the Center, "and we'll do everything we can to send you home buzzzing with ideas. We plan to have big day where people can kick back, relax and enjoy a fun Adirondack Fourth." North Country Public Radio is the official media sponsor for BuzzzFest. The Wild Center is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For more information, visit http://www.wildcenter.org/.
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