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Protecting Pollinators


Protecting Pollinators Lecture Series

Join us for two energizing and engaging presentations focused on butterflies and other important pollinators.

From exploring the impact of natural and synthetic chemicals on insect pollinators, to leading efforts around butterfly conservation, these presentations offer something for everyone.

All presentations include museum exploration starting at 6pm, with the evening's presentation beginning at 6:30pm. A cash bar will be available. Read on to learn more and reserve your spot.

Featured Speakers

  • Nick Haddad

    The Last Butterflies with Nick Haddad
    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Nick Haddad
    Kellogg Biological Station

    Join Nick Haddad as he addresses butterfly conservation and the fight against time to save rare butterfly species. Nick Haddad is an ecologist at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station in Kalamazoo, Michigan. For 20 years, he has studied some of the rarest butterflies in the world, tracking their populations and working toward their restoration. He has tracked the 20-year decline across all of Ohio's butterflies. He directs a large, long-term experiment to understand the effects of land use intensity on ecological systems.

    Cost: $5/person

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Past Speakers

  • Dr. May Berenbaum

    Entomological End-Times with Dr. May Berenbaum
    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Dr. May Berenbaum
    Professor & Head - Department of Entomology, Swanlund Chair
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Join Dr. May Berenbaum for a conversation on the importance of insect pollinators, and their relationship to natural and synthetic chemicals, sustainability, and communities. Devoted to teaching and fostering scientific literacy through formal and informal education, Dr. Berenbaum has authored numerous articles and six books about insects for the general public. May Berenbaum, Ph.D. has been on the faculty of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1980, serving as head since 1992. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree and honors in biology from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University.

    Cost: $5/person

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