Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Join noted entomologist May Berenbaum, Ph.D., for a fascinating investigation of bee ecology and learn how to become a Beespotter. Learn how to identify bees and find out how you can participate in bee ecology throughout the year. Dr. Berenbaum will discuss the broad patterns that are visible after five years of data collected by citizens. This data may serve as a baseline for bee ecology shifts in the future due to climate change, human land use changes, and other impacts.
Beespotter is a Web-based partnership between the professional science community and citizen scientists—starting in Illinois exclusively but with the goal of spreading nationwide—to meet a critical need for data collection and to provide opportunities for the public to learn more about these ecologically essential organisms.
May Berenbaum is Professor and Department Head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Tickets are $10, or $7 for students. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended as space is limited. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Koshland Science Museum at 202-334-1201. Admission includes light snacks.
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Koshland Science Museum
The Koshland Science Museum invites teens and adults to interact with the issues in a thought-provoking setting. Whether exploring on their own or with friends, visitors have the opportunity to use science to solve problems and to engage in stimulating conversations. The Koshland Science Museum is located at 525 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.koshland-dc.org or call 202-334-1201.