Make a 2021 Cicada Brood X Time Capsule

Open at the next emergence in 2038!

May 24, 2021

Have you heard of Brood X? Also called the Great Eastern Brood, Brood X is a group of periodical cicadas – insects that appear only once every 17 years in eastern North America. Last seen in 2004, these amazing insects will emerge from the soil this spring to make their 2021 debut. Then, after less than two months above ground, they will disappear into the soil for another 17 years.

Celebrate this unique event by creating a TIME CAPSULE!!
• Use this booklet to record facts about yourself, the world in 2021, and cicada Brood X.
• Seal everything inside a shoe box or other container.
•Open your time capsule in 2038 when Brood X emerges again and see how things have changed.

Download your capsule HERE. 

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