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Quantum Leap Field Trip to Purdue Entomology Labs

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Purdue University

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West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Emily Dickinson once wrote “To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee / One clover, and a bee / and revery. / The revery alone will do / If bees are few.” Unfortunately today, in the era of colony collapse, we may soon be testing Dickinson’s theory of whether we can create a prairie (or sustain agriculture, or enjoy a beautiful garden) if bees are few.

Thankfully, Indiana is home to scientists and ecologists valiantly working to save bees and help them become more resilient. Join us for an adults-only Field Trip to Purdue’s Entomology Labs and research gardens, where we’ll learn about efforts to create an “Indiana Queen,” how to counter colony collapse and the reasons why humans and bees need each other. Along the way, we’ll read short literary texts that help us think and talk about these and other questions, followed by sweet honey-themed snacks and drinks.

Please note: We will be around bees and you may be stung. If you are allergic to bees, please take caution.

About Quantum Leap Field Trips
QL Field Trips take Hoosiers inside fascinating sites of discovery, problem-solving and innovation. These indelible adult field trips, co-led by scientists and humanities scholars, combine tours with short literary readings in order to help us think, read and talk about how new frontiers of scientific inquiry reshape our understanding of what it means to be human. Each field trip concludes with snacks, drinks and discussion.

These experiences have been designed for adults 21 and over. Ticket price includes admission to the facility, snacks and drinks—and lots of great insight, discussion and fun!

About Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap explores and celebrates the spirit of possibility and problem-solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. www.IndianaHumanities.org/QuantumLeap

About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org

About Purdue Department of Entomology

The Purdue Department of Entomology’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the state, nation and the world by advancing scientific knowledge through the development and application of arthropod/nematode science. The Department of Entomology offers learning, engagement and discovery programs to meet the needs of Indiana, the Midwest, and the nation.

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