Summer Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Bring your brown bag lunch and join the Arboretum staff for a series of free garden lectures. Enjoy lunchtime learning! Topics range weekly. 2015 will have a brand new line up of great guest speakers.

June 24, Dark Skies - Dr. Shanil Virani, JMU Physics Professor and Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium at JMU will discuss light pollution. Attend to learn responsible lighting that ensures safety and security without polluting our nights.

July 8, Backyard Chickens and Dairy Goats - Marie Rothwell, 4-H Extension Agent, Augusta County, shares about urban chickens and milking goats, both that will be at the talk for children to enjoy petting!

July 15, Stream Restoration - Brian Wagner, Principal Biologist with Ecosystem Services shares about the environmental restoration project at the arboretum.

July 22, Flora of Virginia App - Bland Crowder and Marion Lobstein, with the Flora of Virginia Project, will describe the Flora App now in development.

July 29, Fireflies, Sustaining Nature's Lights - Dr. James McNeil from the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, shares how the way we garden affects this native insect's sustainable population. Support fireflies!

August 5, Bats, Our Night Visitors
Dr. Katrina Gobetz, Mammalogy Professor at JMU shares about Virginia bat species experiencing population decline and how to help.

Event Dates/Times

 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM