Ryan "The Bug Man" Bridge
My name is Ryan Bridge, and I am "The Bug Man" due to my passion for Entomology and most of all teaching people about insects while keeping it fun and exciting!Learn More »
For over 30 years I've had a passion for Entomology and I'm eager to share it with others. I travel throughout central PA and Maryland, doing a wide range of fun and educational programs, using LIVE BUGS!!
Gulf Coast Exploreum
In January 2014, after an intensive national search for an insect display provider, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in Mobile, AL selected Ryan "The BugMan" Bridge. Ryan provided over 2,500 insects, mounted in over 60 museum cases, as the accompaniment to their hosting of their 8-month run of the IMAX movie, "Butterflies". The images below show the amazing display of insects.Learn More »
I've Got Bugs!
Ryan Bridge “The BugMan” has been using LIVE insects and Arthropods to help teach Entomology throughout south central Pennsylvania since 1995. Insects will always draw a big crowd. This 10‘ x 10‘ stationary exhibit consists of several tables with both LIVE and preserved insects and Arthropods, many being the largest species in the world. “Hands-On” is the key to the success of this unique exhibit and the reason people enjoy it so much.Learn More »
Ryan "The Bug Man" Book
Inspiring kids to take an interest in insects is exactly what I love to do.Learn More »
The 8-page book focuses on the Kingergarten thru 1st Grade level and can be used to help teach young children to read. At only $3 each, this is a great book to read to your kids at bedtime!
Mother Nature’s Miracles
Perfect for Classrooms, Youth Camps and Birthday Parties. This exciting and informative program is based on teaching about basic Entomology. Mostly a “show-n-tell", Ryan Bridge “The BugMan” explains how insects play an important role in the world and details their anatomy, life-cycle and defense tactics. Ryan will then introduce the audience to LIVE insects (many of which are the largest species in the world) and will encourage everyone to touch or pet the mini-beasts.Learn More »
Black Widow & Bee Swarm Removal
Black widows are a major program in Central PA, so I help people remove them from their house. I employ an 'eco-friendly' approach, so I catch the black widows instead of killing them with chemicals.Learn More »
Bee swarms can be a huge hassle. In addition to teaching about bees, I can help rid you of them, as well.
“The BugMan” uses 100′s of REAL bugs to keep audiences entertained, while providing an educational experience. He also brings LIVE INSECTS, spiders and even scorpions to make the day complete and encourages everyone to touch or pet some of the largest species of insects in the world! A “Bug Themed” Birthday Party, is a great way to hav a unique event!Learn More »
Kids LOVE bugs!!
ATTENTION!! Parks, environmental centers, educational venues and other location...
ATTENTION!! Parks, environmental centers, educational venues and other locations, wanting…Read More »
2 weeks ago, I was asked to take a group of people on a night time Scorpion Hunt...
2 weeks ago, I was asked to take a group…Read More »
What a great week for The BugMan! Nixon (York) County Park program and then to...
What a great week for The BugMan! Nixon (York) County…Read More »
SUNDAY!! SUNDAY!! SUNDAY!! The BugMan will be presenting "Mother Nature's Miracl...
SUNDAY!! SUNDAY!! SUNDAY!! The BugMan will be presenting "Mother Nature's…Read More »
A quick video of a few BugMan fans enjoying the LIVE bugs! Waaaay Kool.
A quick video of a few BugMan fans enjoying the…Read More »
The BugMan had a great day with 400 kids and the Live bugs...
The BugMan had a great day with 400 kids and…Read More »
The workweek ended with some great programs at Libraries, Happy BugDay parties a...
The workweek ended with some great programs at Libraries, Happy…Read More »
Ryan, We just wanted to thank you again for coming to the party. After you lef...
Ryan, We just wanted to thank you again for coming…Read More »
It was a beautiful day in Bucks County and The BugMan and his Live Bugs helped C...
It was a beautiful day in Bucks County and The…Read More »
Exactly one year ago, The BugMan went Full-Time (and full throttle) and expanded...
Exactly one year ago, The BugMan went Full-Time (and full…Read More »
So.. Have you seen these? No, they aren't Ants, Termite's, Silverfish, Cockroach...
So.. Have you seen these? No, they aren't Ants, Termite's,…Read More »
The BugMan finished a full day of cool, Bug Fun and awesome education in the Phi...
The BugMan finished a full day of cool, Bug Fun…Read More »
The BugMan is now Booking programs August through December 2014. If you or some...
The BugMan is now Booking programs August through December 2014.…Read More »
The BugMan has been Booking lots of BSA Blue & Gold Banquets. If you would like...
The BugMan has been Booking lots of BSA Blue &…Read More »
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.. Phase One of "Butterflies, Bugs and Be...
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.. Phase One of "Butterflies,…Read More »
Holy Cow! The summer is almost BOOKED and the Fall is starting to fill up! If y...
Holy Cow! The summer is almost BOOKED and the Fall…Read More »
Not much in the way of 6-legged creature's, but we had a ton of fun exploring th...
Not much in the way of 6-legged creature's, but we…Read More »
Educational ProgramsI am available to teach a wide variety of educational programs, geared at multiple audiences. From elementary schools to retirement villages, I offer an educational, and entertaining, program for kids of all ages.
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Bug Themed Birthday PartiesKids love bugs ... and parents love having a party for their kids that is not only highly entertaining, but educational, as well. You'll love hearing your child squeal as they hold a giant hissing cockroach!
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Bee & Black Widow RemovalWhile 85% of my time is spent conducting educational programs for children, I do have some 'commercial' services. Contact me today if you need Black Widow Removal or Bee Hive or Swarm Removal.
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