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Subject: 	REMINDER: Lecture this Saturday...
Date: 	Wed, 13 Oct 2010 07:26:55 -0400
From: 	Leslie Lombardo <[log in to unmask]>
To: 	Leslie Lombardo <[log in to unmask]>

The Smithsonian Naturalist Center in Leesburg, VA, will be presenting a 
free public lecture series this fall. The lectures will be held on 
Saturdays during the months of October and November.  The Center is 
located at 741 Miller Drive SE, Suite G-2, Leesburg. (No children under 
10 years of age please.) 


*Saturday, October 16, 2010       1:00 ? 2:30 *

*Dr. Michael Raupp **? ?How Insects make the World Go Around**?*

Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


Dr. Michael Raupp provides his views on how bugs make the world go 
around.  He will discuss the important roles insects play as they 
provide critical ecosystem services such as pollination, decomposition, 
and biological control.  Learn what you can do to increase the fun and 
benefits of insects in your landscape.


*Saturday, November 6th, 2010       2:00 ? 3:30 *

*Dr. Briana Pobiner* *? ?**Behind the Scenes of a Smithsonian 
Archaeological Dig**?*

Paleoanthropologist and Educator, Human Origins Program, National Museum 
of Natural History

Ever wanted to know what really happens on an archaeological dig?  This 
talk will take you ?behind the scenes? of current excavations at the 
Smithsonian prehistoric research site at Olorgesailie, Kenya.  You?ll 
see scenes from a day in the life of a field archaeologist, from 
excavation techniques to our field camp, and learn about what early 
humans were doing there nearly a million years ago.



Leslie Lombardo

Smithsonian Naturalist Center Docent