Marion Natural History Museum fall presentations

Sep 30, 2021

The Marion Natural History Museum has the Wednesday events to keep you busy this fall.

On Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m., join Department of Conservation and Recreation Forest Health Specialist Felicia Hubacz to discuss the state’s major forest health issues. These include Beech Leaf Disease, White Pine Needle Disease, Emerald Ash Borer, and Asian Longhorned Beetle. Learn to identify current and future threats to our forest and how the DCR Forest Health Program monitors and manages them.

On Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m., Entomologist Blake Dinius will discuss tick-borne diseases. The workshop will cover myths and practical applications surrounding the prevention of tick bites.

On Nov. 3 at 11 a.m., speaker and author Eric Dorfman will discuss his book “The Future of Natural History Museums.

Eric Dorfman is Director and CEO of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, a member of the Executive Board of the International National Council of Museums (ICOM), and an adjunct faculty member of North Carolina State University in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences. He is an author of several popular books on New Zealand natural history and climate change, as well as scholarly papers on museum education, public programming, Egyptology and the ecology of wetland birds.

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