Garden & Nature Series: Why Insects Matter

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
6 pm - 7 pm
Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Join us on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the next installment next garden class, "Why Insects Matter: Earth's Most Essential Species."

In many ways, insects are just like us. Elaborate mating rituals, a variety of parenting styles, and a plethora of careers—from architects and engineers, to farmers and ranchers. Like us, they’re able to share complex information essential for survival, significantly impact their environment, and recycle. But insects outdo us in so many respects. The truth is, our planet belongs to the insects.

Rice University professor Scott Solomon will conduct a hands-on, interactive session in the Family Garden, located inside the McGovern Centennial Gardens.

Garden & Nature Series classes are free, but capacity is limited. Please register below to confirm your attendance and reserve your spot.

About the Presenter
Scott Solomon is an Associate Teaching Professor at Rice University, where he teaches ecology, evolutionary biology, and scientific communication. He received his PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from The University of Texas at Austin. He has also worked as a visiting researcher with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and with São Paulo State University in Rio Claro, Brazil.