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An Evening with Professor Dave Goulson

Join us for an informative, educational and inspirational virtual evening with Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at University of Sussex.

We are thrilled to host a virtual evening with Professor Dave Goulson on Thursday 15th April at 7pm.

Join us for what is sure to be an informative, educational and inspirational talk entitled ‘The Garden Jungle: Saving our Insects’.

We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. ‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet.

Dave Goulson will explain why insects are decline, and suggest how we can all help to tackle this crisis, by turning our gardens and urban greenspaces into oases for life. He will discuss the many things we should do, and those things we should not do, to welcome bumblebees, butterflies, and a plethora of other wildlife into our gardens and into our lives.

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects. He is the author of Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press, and of the Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale, a popular science book about bumble bees, published in 2013 by Jonathan Cape, and now translated into fourteen languages. This was followed by A Buzz in the Meadow in 2014, Bee Quest in 2017, and The Garden Jungle in 2019.

Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 12,000 members. In 2015 he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation. He is a trustee of Pesticide Action Network, and an “Ambassador” for the UK Wildlife Trusts.

Tickets are a suggested donation of £5 and must be booked in advance. As a charity your support really does make a difference, from protecting wildlife, to helping people connect with nature and each other, every contribution helps.

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Event Details

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Start Thursday 15 Apr 2021 7:00pm
Finish Thursday 15 Apr 2021 8:30pm
Organised by Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust

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