Events for Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North Lot.
Featured speaker: May Berenbaum, Ph.D., Professor and Head of Entomology, Swanlund Chair of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; recipient, 2014 National Medal of Science
Did you know that one out of every three bites of food you eat depends on pollinators? Honeybees, bumble bees and other insects and animals pollinate over 90 percent of the planet's flowering plants and one third of human food crops. Highly respected groundbreaking entomologist, May Berenbaum, and founder of the Insect Fear Festival, an annual event of some notoriety on the Urbana-Champaign campus that combines popular film screenings with discussions on insects and an insect petting zoo, talks about her current research on insect-plant co-evolution and why it's important to sustainable management practices for natural and agricultural communities.Find out more »