Free programs for adults on Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 am at the Marion Natural History Museum:
October 20 – Forestry Health with Felicia Hubacz, MA DCR Forester. Join DCR Forest Health Specialist Felicia Hubacz as she discusses the State’s major forest health issues of the last year. These include beech leaf disease, white pine needle disease, emerald ash borer, and the Asian longhorned beetle. Learn to identify current and future threats to our forest and how the DCR Forest Health Program monitors and manages for them.
October 27 – Tick-borne diseases with Blake Dinius, entomologist with Plymouth County Ext. Service. When it comes to preventing tick bites, it’s all about knowledge, not fear. In our workshop, we’ll bust myths and learn practical applications based on scientific research.
November 3 –Future of Natural History Museums with a focus on small museums like the Marion Natural History Museum. This event is from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Zoom access will be sent upon pre-registration. Speaker is Eric Dorfman, author of the book, “The Future of Natural History Museums.” Dorfman is director and CEO of the 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.
Dorfman completed a master’s degree through San Jose State University studying the behavioral ecology of porpoises in Monterey Bay, California, and a doctorate at the University of Sydney on wetland ecology in eastern and central Australia. Current research includes scale-dependent habitat use of waterbirds in human-dominated landscapes.
Contact the Director at Director@marionmuseum.org to preregister for these events.