Community Interests Speaker Series

Date: Mon, Jan 21, 2019, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Recurs: Monthly on the third Mon, Dec 17, 2018 to Apr 15, 2019

Category: Educational

Marisol Mata will  talk on “The plight of solitary bee species, the ecosystem services that they provide, and what you can do to give them a fighting chance.” Her presentation will include hot off the press scientific research, novel approaches for inspiring community stewardship towards pollinators, and a visually beautiful look at some of the lesser known bees in your own backyard.

Marisol was born and raised in the city of Tucuman, in northwestern Argentina. Her family owns a Bee Farm in Argentina. She holds a Licentiate Degree in Biological Sciences from the Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo of Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, and most recently earned a Masters in Science through NC State University’s Horticultural Science Department.

Marisol’s love for the outdoors and science has taken her across much of the Western Hemisphere, including field research in British Columbia, the Caribbean Islands, and down the Andes Mountains from Bolivia to Patagonia. Her work, whether focused on flora or fauna, has always involved using science to connect local communities with nature. Her love for languages, cultures, and meeting new people has helped steer her career towards outreach and education, an area where she feels she can have a positive impact on the way people interact with their natural environment.

In her free time, Marisol enjoys learning about new languages and culture. During her travels she talks to people about the importance of composting, pollinators, and community building through sustainable living.

Chef Jarred will have a tasting using honey from  our own hive!

 Donations Encouraged

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