Science Action Club - Bug Safari Kit - REFILL KIT
Welcome to your Science Action Club refill kit!
Created by the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Science Action Club is a nationwide STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time.
This refill kit contains science supplies for hands-on activities that empower youth to explore the environment and conduct active research as citizen scientists. If you require additional copies of the Bug Safari guidebook, you can download it on the SAC Educator Portal (sacportal.calacademy.org).
Bug Safari explores small creatures with big environmental impacts. On local field expeditions, youth search for bugs, collect specimens, and post photographs to iNaturalist—a citizen science project and online social network for nature research. Working with scientists and other students, youth identify arthropod species and document habitat conditions that influence our planet’s health.
After completing this unit, you can continue to use this kit for further learning:
- Extend the Science Action Club experience with digital resources from the guidebook; continue to collect data and submit to iNaturalist.
- Replenish consumable materials and offer Bug Safari to a new group of youth.
- Donate this kit to a school-day teacher for use in a science classroom.
Thank you for helping to foster the next generation of scientific thinkers and environmental stewards!
Refill Kit Materials
- 10 sheets Biodiversity Bingo grids
- 2 packs color construction paper
- 5 sets Color Your Camouflage cards
- 20 Engineer an Arthropod handouts
- 6 sheets Pollination Station data
- 1 set Race for Resources food tokens
- 20 SAC certificates
- 20 SAC stickers
- 60 sheets tissue paper
- 1 set Tools of the Trade station cards
- 20 sheets white construction paper
- 20 cups
- 80 paper straws
- 20 pipe cleaners (long)
- 120 pipe cleaners (short)
- 40 rubber bands
- 1 roll string
- 2 packs crayons
- 1 stick sidewalk chalk
- 5 rolls tape
- 10 filter papers
- 14 pH strips
- 20 Bug Safari buttons
- 20 pine cones
- 20 SAC notebooks