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Scientist Saturday: Pyroentomology

Saturday, December 21, 2019

1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Meet Drexel University entomology graduate student Stephen Mason, who studies pyroentomology, how insects respond to fires.

With human caused climate change and rising global temperatures, fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Insects are the most biodiverse organism in the world, and humans could not survive without them, making them an ideal group to study after a fire.

Learn about the different perspectives of forest fires. Are they good, bad or both? Find out what insects tell us after a fire has occurred in the nearby NJ Pine Barrens and what this means for fires occurring worldwide.

About Scientist Saturday:

Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m. The program welcomes guests of all ages to interact with the scientists, who are happy to converse with you about their current research. Come back for new guests each month. Free with general admission. No registration required.

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103


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