Upcoming Workshops

The Buzz On Bugs: a free lecture and film screening

June 13, 2019, June 13, 2019 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute - Auditorium, 1500 Remount Road, Front Royal, Virginia

In this FREE two-part event, hear a fascinating talk from Dr. Ashley Kennedy (creator of the crowd-sourced project “What Do Birds Eat?” and protégé of the renowned author Doug Tallamy) as she discusses the findings of her work studying bird diets. Afterwards, enjoy a humorous and poignant documentary short "The Love Bugs" that explores a couple’s devotion to insects, science, and each other as they prepare to donate their life’s work to a museum. 

WHEN: Thursday June 13 // 6 PM - 8 PM

WHERE: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Auditorium // 1500 Remount Road // Front Royal, VA  22630

WHY: We know that insects are fundamental to the basic functioning of many ecosystems // They pollinate almost two-thirds of all flowering plants, decompose leaf litter and wood debris to form humus, and underpin complex food webs in almost every region they inhabit // Yet, our understanding of how humans impact the diversity and composition of insect communities is limited // Last year, Virginia Working Landscapes undertook a pilot survey to begin a new research program to study these charismatic little critters // This work has already attracted so much attention that we decided we want to share even more stories about the world of insect research and foster discussions about the many ways they contribute to our lives.

HOW: This event is free, but registration is required // Click here to register online // If you have any questions about this event, please contact VWL's outreach coordinator, Charlotte Lorick, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


More information about the presentations:

Ashley Kennedy, PhD. | Read about her "What Do Birds Eat?" project: http://www.whatdobirdseat.com/why/

The Love Bugs | Watch the trailer: https://www.thelovebugsfilm.com/


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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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