Buzz About Bees
Stay Hood, Rouse on
What is modern falconry and how can it relate to wildlife management? Zachary Steele, an alumnus from the Fish & Wildlife Technology program at Fleming College, will explain how birds are used in wildlife management and how falconry is conducted and regulated in Ontario. Assisting Zack will be a Harris Hawk, and Red-tailed Hawk. These animals will serve as ambassadors to help teach about practicing falconry in a modern age.
Forage for Fungi
Adventure into the mysterious kingdom of fungi with Dane Somogyvary, an alumnus of the Ecosystem Management Technician Program at Fleming College. Learn about the important roles that fungi play in the ecosystem – from promoting soil health, to the symbiotic relationships with plants and insects. Mushroom identification features, where and when to look for it, and how to prepare it for consumption will be covered. Understand the principles and processes involved with cultivating mushrooms and go home with the tools and knowledge to start your own.
Parasitic worms eating insects from the inside out? Giant hissing cockroaches from Madagascar? This workshop will introduce you to the incredible diversity of insects and their relatives. Come and get your hands dirty with Dr. Braden Evens, or feel free to look on as an observational participant, as we discuss the extraordinary world of invertebrates. In addition to exploring insect diversity, Braden will also discuss the economic value of arthropods and how they can be used as biological control agents in agroecosystems and home gardens without the use of chemical pesticides.
Are you interested in changing your perspective? Would you also be interested in new sustainable green solutions? These flash talks will explore how we can change our perspectives on the management of our communities and natural resources to become more inclusive, sustainable, and more livable for everyone. There will be Flash Talk presenters from both Frost and Sutherland campuses to enhance the ideas and discussions that will be explored.