What happens when you mix after hours access to the Insectarium, local beers, and a fascinating expert lecturer? You get the Missoula Insectarium’s evening lecture series: “Bugs and Brews”! Every month we will have a new expert lecturer discuss a fascinating topic relating to bugs! Some of our past talks have been on Animal Weapons, Pests, Native Bees, Sea Spiders and more! A ticket to Bugs and Brews will get you access to explore the Insectarium, entry to the presentation and two complimentary beverages! We want to give a huge THANK YOU to our primary sponsor of our unique lecture series: Draught Works!

Our speaker this month is Dr. Garon Smith speaking on flying chemical detectors!

The University of Montana’s Bee Alert Project employed domestic honeybees) in a series of useful activities. They were environmental miner’s canaries at the US Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. They were trained as bomb sniffers and landmine detectors for the Department of Defense and as dead body locators for the Department of Justice. This talk will introduce how bees forage and demonstrate how their abilities were redirected in the various Bee Alert activities.

Dr. Garon C. Smith, emeritus professor of chemistry at The University of Montana, was born and educated in Colorado. He began studying and collecting insects while in fifth grade. A beloved, now retired, UM Chemistry professor, Dr. Smith has made more than two thousand appearances as Garon the Wizard, or G. Wiz.

Two complementary drinks are included with your admission. Must be 21 or over for alcohol.

Date: September 26th, 2018

Doors: 6:30
Speaker: 7:10
The Insectarium will be open for exploration before the speaker and after, until 8:30pm

Cost: $8, $5 for members. Two complementary drinks are included with your admission.

Must be 21 or over for alcohol.

Location: 218 E Front Street, 2nd Floor

Contact: 406-317-1211


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