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Come to the Museum’s Science Cafés for engaging conversation about a variety of science topics. A comfortable atmosphere provides the setting for lively discussions.

This event was moved from Sept. 11 to Sept. 18 due to severe weather.


To Bee or not to Bee: Pollinator Conservation in a Changing World, with Jaret C. Daniels, Ph.D., Associate Curator and Program Director, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum


Pollinators, the majority of which are insects, are critical to our environmental and economic well-being. They are necessary for the reproduction of some 80 percent of all flowering plants on earth including fruit, vegetable and seed crops. Alarmingly, insect pollinators have suffered declines in recent years, prompting calls for proactive strategies to help bolster their populations. Learn more about these amazing insects, the important roles they play and simple steps you can take to create a pollinator-friendly landscape.


Participants purchase their own food and beverage from a special Science Café menu. Seating and food/beverage ordering begin at 6 p.m. Please note that seating is on a first-come basis (except when wheelchair access is requested in advance).

As space is limited for these FREE programs, PLEASE RSVP via Eventbrite. (Registration starts Aug. 21.) Reservations open three weeks before the event.

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Name: Chelsea Collison, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2062

Email: ccollison@flmnh.ufl.edu


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