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Conversations on Conservation

About  | Hosted by the Center for Conservation at Cincinnati Nature Center, this new series promotes science with solutions by sharing information about conservation research and initiatives and by connecting like-minded people who want to help make a difference.

Nature's Fireworks

Sunday, June 17, 2-4 pm
Rowe Visitor Center Auditorium

Known as “the firefly lady,” Lynn Faust is a researcher and author of the first comprehensive firefly guide ever published for eastern and central North America, titled Fireflies, Glow-Worms, and Lightning Bugs. Lynn will share her knowledge and enthusiasm for these beloved insects based on her decades of field work tracking their behavior and lives. Learn about their secret lives and adaptations, discover how you can identify the many species in your neighborhood, and discover simple ways you can help them flourish.

Lynn Faust is an advisory consultant on firefly studies with state and national parks in Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and New York and an on-site scientific consultant with BBC Nature, the Discovery Channel, and National Geographic, among many other media outlets. She has also aided in identification and educational advisement for the Cincinnati Museum Center and published surveys of the fireflies of Mammoth Cave National Park, Congaree National Park, and the Allegheny National Forest. Faust has presented around the world on the topic of fireflies and published numerous scientific papers.

Following the lecture, Dr. Cory Christopher, Director of the Center for Conservation will moderate an open discussion between the presenter and the audience. Moving beyond the traditional Q&A, audience members will have the opportunity to network with each other about local initiatives relevant to the topic, and share ways that everyone can contribute. 

Free for Cincinnati Nature Center members.  Daily admission fee for nonmembers is included in ticket price. 

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Bees in Your Backyard

Sunday, October 7, 2-4 pm
Location: Keeler Theater at Cincinnati Country Day School 
(6905 Given Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243)Click Here for directions and campus map. Contact with coconnor@cincynature.org with location questions.

Native bees, essential for healthy ecosystems, are usually gentle, solitary, and under-appreciated by homeowners. Dr. Olivia Messenger Carril, co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard will reveal the charming mysteries of these busy little creatures which provide a critical service as pollinators for so many edible and ornamental plants.  Join us at John Whitman Keeler Theater at Cincinnati Country Day as Dr. Carril introduces buzzworthy facts about the bees in your backyard and beyond.

Dr. Olivia Messinger Carril received her PhD in plant biology and has been studying bees and the flowers they visit for nearly 20 years. 

Following the lecture, Dr. Cory Christopher, Director of the Center for Conservation will moderate an open discussion between the presenter and the audience. Moving beyond the traditional Q&A, audience members will have the opportunity to network with each other about local initiatives relevant to the topic, and share ways that everyone can contribute. 

Free for all.  Please register below for a ticket for general seating at Keeler Theater at Cincinnati Country Day School. 

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