Bugs Have Benefits

Michigan Science Center display hopes to overcome bug biases.

Bugs fascinate some people and frighten others. Either way, they’re vital to the world around us. That’s the message of the Michigan Science Center’s new bug exhibit. Innovation and Outreach Director Charles Gibson tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller “Bug Quest” has two goals: to educate people about the natural world, and to help them overcome their fear of bugs. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.

For more information about “Bug Quest” and the Science Center’s “Bug’s Night” program (ages 21 and older), click here.


Pat Batcheller



  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.