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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