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ONLINE: Why Insects Matter

October 31 @ 17:00 - 18:00 CDT

“Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2021 is ‘Healthy Planet = Healthy People = Healthy Economy’.

“In October, join Scott Solomon, Associate Teaching Professor in Biosciences at Rice University, for a discussion on the complex relationships we have with insects and the reasons why they have been– and continue to be– among Earth’s most essential species. Insects are also the most diverse group of organisms on the planet and life as we know it could not exist without them. Come learn to appreciate the insects around you! Time for interactive Q&A with Professor Solomon will be provided.”

Dr. Scott Solomon is a biologist, professor, and science communicator. He teaches ecology, evolutionary biology, and scientific communication as an Associate Teaching Professor at Rice University in Houston. Dr. Solomon is also a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. He has a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Texas at Austin where his research examined the evolutionary basis of biological diversity in the Amazon Basin. Before coming to Rice, he worked as a visiting researcher with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and São Paulo State University in Rio Claro, Brazil.

Solomon’s Rice faculty page: https://solomon.rice.edu/

https://profiles.rice.edu/faculty/scott-solomon

Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-insects-matter-tickets-169681669441

Photo: Unidentified stick insect (Wayanad, India), by Shyamal, via Wikimedia Commons

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