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Native Bees, Wasps & Ants – Free Forum & Workshop

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Thu 4 Apr, 2019 | 9:35 am - 2:45 pm

@ DELWP Wodonga Office

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Join in a free Statewide Video Conference on ‘Native Bees, Wasps & Ants’ between 9.45 – 12.15 pm.

For attendees at the Wodonga DELWP office (only) this will be followed by lunch then a short but special afternoon workshop to 2.45 pm lead by Karen Retra to provide more detail on the:

  •  Wild Pollinator Count (ID, methods and tools) &
  • Overview the range of on-line Web based Tools (including pro’s and con’s of each) to assist invertebrate identification – and a ‘how to’ guide to add (& view) your records (both vertebrate & invertebrate) on citizen science databases.

Join us at DELWP’s McKoy St Wodonga Office (ground floor of the Border Mail building) to participate in the video conference (see attached flyer for details) and afternoon workshop.

Everyone is invited to attend – please RSVP Glen.Johnson@delwp.vic.gov.au (0418 501 936) by Tues 2nd April (advise any dietary preference) if you can join in so we can cater accordingly with some fantastic information (& tucker for you at lunchtime). Arrive at the Wodonga DELWP office by 9:35am to ensure we’re ready for a 9:45am kick off.

Morning video conference session summary (for full details  – click here)

9.45am – 10.00am          Introductions

10.00am – 10.15am          ‘Hymenoptera of Australia’ – Dr Ken Walker, Museums Victoria

10.20am – 10.40am         ‘Native Australian Bees’ – Dr Ken Walker, Museums Victoria

10.45am – 11.05 am         ‘Why you should love wasps: An introduction to Australian native parasitoid wasps’ – Erinn Fagan-Jeffries, PhD student, University of Adelaide

11.10 am – 11.30am          ‘Ants as Environmental Ambassadors’ – Peter Muller, Ballarat

11.35am – 11.55pm           ‘The Wild Pollinator Count’ – Karen Retra, co-founder of The Wild Pollinator Count

Follow the links in the flyer to register for the video conference remotely.

NOTE: Lunch and afternoon session to 2.45pm only available if you attend in person at the DELWP Wodonga office. Please RSVP (details above).

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