Events

Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Mt. Clare, WV

October 25th, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Quiet Dell United Methodist Church
Mt. Clare, West Virginia

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Nancy Lee Adamson, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist for the Xerces Society, for an overview on conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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2017 Pollinator Summit – Denver, CO

November 2nd, 2017
8:00 AM
Denver Botanic Garden
Denver, CO

Join Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director of the Xerces Society, as the Morning Keynote Speaker of the 2017 Pollinator Summit for his talk entitled Bringing Back the Pollinators: An Integrated Landscape Approach to Pollinator Conservation.

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Women, Food & Ag Network Conference – Madison, WI

November 2nd, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Location: Sheraton Madison, Women Food & Ag Network Conference 2017
Madison, WI

Join Thelma Heidel-Baker and Sarah Foltz Jordan from The Xerces Society in this multi-panelist women’s workshop, “Sustainability and Conservation on the Farm: Focus on Integrated Pest Management and Soil Health”, as they talk about conservation on farms. Their session will focus on conserving beneficial insects for natural pest control. They will cover the basics of beneficial insect ecology as well as general concepts for balancing the needs of those insects with farm pest management practices. Learn about designing and implementing habitat features that support beneficial insects and case studies of farmers who have implemented amazing projects on their lands.

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Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Jefferson City, MO

November 2nd, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
George Washington Carver Farm – Lincoln University
Jefferson City, MO

Learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control in this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, Conservation Biocontrol Specialist at the Xerces Society, for an overview on conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County Fall Banquet – Spokane, WA

November 2nd, 2017
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Lincoln Center
Spokane, WA

Join the Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County for their 6th annual Fall Banquet and fundraising event. The evening will offer fun opportunities to compete for your favorite dessert, bid for your vacation get away or favorite wine at the silent auction, and enjoy the presentation from nationally acclaimed conservation biologist Rich Hatfield from the Xerces Society. We hope you will join us in supporting this worthwhile program, the WSU Master Gardeners of Spokane County.

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Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Workshop – San Diego, CA

November 4th – 5th, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
San Diego Zoo, Price Education Center
San Diego, CA

Join Sarina Jepsen, Director of Endangered Species and Aquatic Conservation, for a two-day Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Workshop. Other instructors include Charis van der Heide of the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count regional coordinator for Santa Barbara County, Joanna Gilkeson, Public Affairs Specialist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Paige Howorth, Associate Curator of Invertebrates for the San Diego Zoo. The first day of the workshop will be held at the San Diego Zoo and the second day of the workshop will be in the field at a monarch overwintering site (TBD). Please register for location updates.

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