Misc. Programs


Creating an Eco-friendly Yard

Notes: This program was developed for a general audience. The program is approximately 45 minutes to an hour long, including questions.

Description: The traditional image of a “perfect yard,” is a lush, well-manicured, heavily fertilized, weed-free expanse of solid green grass. However, more and more people are recognizing that this type of yard is not very ecologically friendly. In this program, we’ll discuss why the traditional “perfect yard” is not ecologically friendly and simple steps you can take to make your yard more eco-friendly.

Native, Exotic, Invasive, and Aggressive Plants: What are they and why does it matter?

Notes: This program was developed for a general audience. It is approximately 45 minutes long, including time for questions.

Description: The terms native, exotic, invasive, and aggressive are often used to describe different types of plants, but what do the terms really mean? We’ll dig into the definitions of each type of plant and discuss their different ecological impacts.

Writing as a Way to Share Your Knowledge

Notes: This program was developed for those who are interested in using writing to share their outdoor adventures, beekeeping journey, scientific discoveries, or general love of nature. It is approximately 45 minutes long, including time for questions.

Description: Writing can be an exciting and fulfilling way to share your adventures and the knowledge you gain along the way. We will discuss some of the different formats – such as books, articles, blogs, or social media posts – in which you can publish your writing. We’ll also discuss techniques and challenges associated with each format, as well as, general things to keep in mind regardless of your chosen format. Much of what is shared will be based on my experiences writing my blog, writing and self-publishing my book, and writing scientific articles and educational materials.