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Event Name: BEES AND BUTTERFLIES - Friday`s Circle of Friends Program
Description: Every Friday, visit with us in the Theatre. Author readings, movies and other great speakers. This week: Laura Burns is a Conservation Research Specialist at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg. Laura and her colleagues in the Leatherdale Polar Bear Conservation Centre, research conservation strategies for animals in the care of the zoo, as well as animals in the wild. Although Laura often works with large animals, she has a special interest in the study of butterflies and bees. Laura feels that butterflies can tell us a great deal about ecosystem health. As acute environmental indicators, this species will be the first to react should stressors be present in the environment. Bees and other pollinators are vital to most of the world's food crops but have been in decline in recent decades due to the destruction of wild habitats, disease and pesticide use.
Start: June 14, 2019    1:00:00 PM
End: June 14, 2019    3:00:00 PM