Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Lecture Series
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs worldwide. The Colorado State Beekeepers Association, along with Colorado State University and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will be hosting the Xerces Society’s Executive Director, Scott Hoffman Black, for a lecture series September 24th through 26th, 2013.
Tuesday, September 24th – Lafayette
Bring Back the Pollinators: Scott Hoffman Black will discuss the importance of insect pollinators, what groups of insects provide pollination services in North America and conservation measures that can be taken to provide habitat for pollinators. Scott will also discuss how each and every one of us can play an important role in pollinator conservation.
Location: Theater in Art Center, Alexander Dawson School, 10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026
Directions: Please find a map of the Alexander Dawson School here (theater in art center #1 on map). The school is very easy to find and get to for the Boulder and Brighton Beekeeping groups and I expect strong attendance from both. It also has great parking.
Tickets: $5 for non-CSBA members, $5 suggested donation for CSBA members
Wednesday, September 25 – Fort Collins
Citizen Science and Invertebrate Conservation: A look at how citizen science can help with our conservation efforts and an overview of Xerces citizen science efforts. Bumble bees, migratory dragonflies, monarchs and freshwater mussels.
Time: 12pm (noon)
Location: Behavioral Science Building, Room 103, Colorado State University.
Directions: The Behavioral Science building is located north of Pitkin with parking to the east. With school in session parking may be limited. Please allow time to park and walk to building. Click here for a map of the CSU campus, then click on printable PDF for a plain map (Behavioral Science building on grid is on 5 between D and E). Hopefully, we will see some NCBA members in attendance!
Tickets: $5 for non-CSBA members, $5 suggested donation for CSBA members and students
Thursday, September 26 – Denver
Bringing Back the Pollinators: Scott Hoffman Black will discuss the importance of insect pollinators, what groups of insects provide pollination services in North America and conservation measures that can be taken to provide habitat for pollinators. Scott will also discuss how each and every one of us can play an important role in pollinator conservation.
Link to DMNS lecture.
Time: 7 pm
Location: Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
Tickets/registration: $8 adult member (DMNS and *CSBA); $10 for non-members.
*Please note that DMNS has set up a special promotional code for CSBA members. Use promo code: CSBKA when purchasing tickets on the Museum webstore to get the same rate as DMNS members. Enter the number of nonmember tickets you wish to purchase, add to cart, and enter the promo code on the next page.
EACH EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and I would appreciate you “spreading the word” in your community. We will also be putting notices on the community pages of local radio stations and newspapers. Any further suggestions on where to advertise would be appreciated. Please contact me at 970-213-3099 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please support our efforts to bring in additional speakers throughout the year. I always learn something from our guests and I hope to see you at one of the lectures.