A Bug’s Life in the City: The Often Unseen Biodiversity that Surrounds Us and Why It Matters
April 28, 2018
Kottman Hall OSU Columbus Campus
The Gardiner Lab studies vacant land as a conservation habitat for arthropods. Participants will learn of our research findings and view the rich fauna found within vacant lots. Attendees will also learn about the Ohio Bee Atlas and how to participate in bee citizen science programs.
9:00-9:30 Continental Breakfast and Coffee
9:30-10:30 Vacant Land as a Conservation Resource for Insects (Mary Gardiner)
10:30-12:30 Breakout Microscope Sessions:
Session 1: Arthropod Predators
Session 2: Wild Pollinators
1230-1:45 Lunch and Learn: The Pollination Investigators Program
1:45-2:45 The Ohio Bee Atlas and Summer Bee Blitzes
3:00 Book Sale and Signing: Mary will be signing copies of her book Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory Insects
Cost: $30 for regular participants/$20 for students. Includes a light breakfast, coffee, lunch, pollination investigators toolkit, and predatory insect ID card!