The public is invited to the “Plight of the Pollinators” lecture and spring art challenge kick off at Flanders Studio Welcome Center on the corner of Flanders and Church Hill Road in Woodbury on March 9th, to hear about global honey bee disorders and threats to insect pollinators.
Guest speaker Dr. Susan Cusato is the Chairperson of the Science Education and Environmental Studies at Southern Connecticut State University. Her academic background includes degrees in plant science, biochemistry, and environmental studies. She is currently teaching a course entitled “Pollinators: a Case Study in Sustainability”. She and her husband live in Woodbury and are beginner beekeepers learning first hand the challenge of keeping bees while struggling against environmental and disease related threats that regularly take their toll on the hives.
Guest Artist Randy Orzano will also present his artwork to view and talk about the creative process of creating with bees.
(a $5 donation is requested for the lecture to benefit Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust)
Area artists who work in a variety of media, are encouraged to attend for more information on the Plight of the Pollinators: Call to Artists Juried Exhibition. For a prospectus click HERE!