DEEP: CT DEEP Announces Program on Reptiles, Amphibians and Insects

October 11, 2011
CT DEEP Announces Program on Reptiles, Amphibians and Insects

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that Martin DeSomma also known as Dr. Bugman, will present a program for children and adults at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18 at Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, Connecticut.  Dr. Bugman will bring fourteen different live creatures and will present a program on reptiles, amphibians, insects and arachnids. 
Dr. Bugman provides a hands-on learning experience like no other by using a variety of exotic bugs, reptiles, and amphibians. Most of the animals can be handled except for the ones that could give a bad bite… the black widow.  Dr. Bugman tries to get volunteers to let Hissing roaches, Trinidad roaches and walking sticks crawl around on their shirts. 
Dr. Bugman has been a volunteer at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport since 1996, helping to educate visitors and give them greater understanding on the significance of other earthly creatures.
Dr. Bugman is a 1981 Cum Laude graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BS Degree with Distinction in Pathobiology (animal diseases). He is also a 1985 Cum Laude graduate of National College of Health Sciences, Degree of Chiropractic.
A donation of $4.00 per adult and $2 per student/child will be accepted.
Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.  For further information, directions or to register, please call the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or contact Dennis Kocyla at (203) 734-9325 or