THREE North Clare schoolchildren will be the stars of a new RTÉ show this autumn. Robert Donnelly and Hannah Doyle from Gaelscoil de hÍde Oranmore, and Keelin Fitzgerald from Kilnaboy National School, recently finished filming for the new RTÉ show ‘Bug Hunters’.
The show will hit the screens later this year as part of RTE Junior’s schedule of programmes.
Filming took place in recent weeks in the Burren and RTÉ studios. Robert, Hannah and Keelin were delighted to be involved with the show and are looking forward to seeing the end result later this year.
Bug Hunters is presented by Dr Michael Dugon. In each episode bug expert Michel meets up with three kids and takes them on an exciting bug hunting expedition.
As well as looking for, finding and discovering insects, Bug Hunters will allow the kids to handle these fascinating creatures and learn cool and interesting facts about them and their habitats.
Each episode of Bug Hunters is broken down into a separate environment. There are numerous animal-rich environments such as grassland, woodland, bogland, freshwater (ponds and streams), seashores, mountain/hills, farmland, urban areas (parks and squares) and houses.
Michel Dugon holds a Bachelor of Linguistics and Education from the University of Burgundy (France), a Masters in Ecology from Bangor University (Wales) and a Ph.D. in Zoology from NUI Galway.
From 2001 until 2005, Michel was employed as a lecturer and cultural coordinator at the French Alliance of Penang (Malaysia).
In 2005, Michel took over a reptile and venomous animal park on the archipelago of Langkawi (Malaysia). After discovering new populations of snakes and lizards, Michel was invited to pursue a MSc in Ecology at the University of Wales Bangor. Michel graduated with distinction in September 2007.

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