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A Day In the Life of A Bug At Inn by the Sea



The Day In a Life of Bug at Inn by the Sea

Whimsical Hotel Program Educates Kids About Eco systems

April 10, 2010……..Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  Dress like a bug, visit a certified Butterfly way station and butterfly hotel and learn about eco systems from a bug’s viewpoint- all part of  the kid’s “Bug’s Life” program at the eco- luxury  Inn by the Sea on Crescent Beach in Maine.  The inn donates part of the savings from their sheet and reuse program to Alternare in the Mexican biosphere and other environmental agencies, and engages guests with education on protecting the environment with whimsical seminars and classes.

Kids  at Inn by the Sea uncover the secrets of bug life and learn to be good citizens of the earth during the summer vacation months.  Head Gardener Derrick Daly will have a variety of creepy crawlers to examine up close to teach kids the importance of the good the bad and the ugly in a bug’s world. Children learn how some of the truly creepy critters in a garden are beneficial not only to the health of a garden but impact the surrounding eco system as well.

Participants create their own bug costumes and learn the ins and outs of an eco system from an insect’s viewpoint. Daly  shows youngsters what kind of plants local animals prefer to chomp on, and in which plants animals choose to make their homes. They even discover the value of yucky bugs that thrive in the warmth of the Inn’s compost pile!

 Inn by The Sea grounds are certified as Backyard Wildlife Habitat, a Butterfly waystation and adjacent to a bird sanctuary. Many of the plants have been put in to create food and shelter for small creatures. Information on how to can create your own butterfly waystation or backyard habitat for wildlife is on hand at the seminars.

“Appreciating how we impact our surroundings and developing a sensitivity to the environment can be really fun for children, and builds awareness,” according to Daly. “It’s never too early to start.”

Photo: Kids create costumes to tour Inn By The Sea grounds, a certified Wildlife Habitat, and learn about eco systems from a bug’s viewpoint.

About Inn by the Sea: After a multimillion dollar renovation which added many luxurious amenities, Inn by the Sea is Maine’s premier beach destination. Located on a mile of unspoiled beach, the Inn offers 57 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites and cottages. Guests enjoy a private boardwalk to the beach, full service spa, fireplace lounge & bar, ocean view restaurant, pool, bocce court and golf nearby. Pets & children are welcome to the eco luxury resort located only ten minutes from Portland’s vibrant & historic Old Port. Certified a Maine DEP Green Lodging, and selected one of Forbes Travel Guide’s Top Ten Green Hotels in the US, & Travel & Leisure’s Top 100 in US & Canada.

(For more information please contact Rauni Kew, Inn by The Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107. 207-602-8500  email: rkew@innbythesea.com, www.innbythesea.com)


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