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ALL Multi-Session Course: Bugs, Bites, and Banes—Insects vs. People on Delmarva
April 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bugs, Bites, and Banes—Insects vs. People on Delmarva
With Phillip Hesser
Date: Four sessions on Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Location: Dorchester House, CBMM Campus
Enrollment limited to 20; sign up early!
“An incessant annoyance to anything that breathes” (William Mavor, 1806), mosquitoes share with their cousins a long cohabitation with Delmarvans, transmitting disease and bringing down the population. This course will look at people and pests on Delmarva, focusing on their effects on one another. Participants will explore how humans have suffered from and benefited from bugs, and whether bugs or people will ultimately hold the winning hand. Topics include: The fever for land—how insects colonized Delmarva The itch for a living—how people coped with insects on farms and docks The buzz about the “new” Delmarva—controlling insects by changing the environment A swat at pests—how and whether to bite back.
Members $30 | Non-Members $45