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Wasps & Watersheds

Wasps & Watersheds
Registration Begins
4/26/2022 1:00 PM
Last Day To Register
5/18/2022 6:00 PM
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This year, we are launching our Watershed Wednesdays series of webinars on a wide variety of topics. We will explore the environmental laws that arose after the passage of the Clean Water Act, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. We will also learn about Urban Farms started in some communities to counteract the dearth of healthy food options available in some cities. Other webinars will delve into water contaminants, soil health, ecological landscaping, composting, and more.

Watershed Wednesdays Series

Wasps, Watersheds, and Biomimicry

Time: May 18, 6 - 7:15 p.m. EST

Free | Virtual/Zoom


  • (Moderator) Kate Hode, Education Fellow, The Watershed Institute
  • Chris Alice Kratzer, Founder, Owlfly LLC

Wasps are some of the least popular insects around, but did you know that many species of wasps play an important role in the watershed? Join The Watershed Institute and Chris Alice Kratzer, a wasp expert from Owlfly LLC, to learn more about how wasps support healthy ecosystems and inspire cutting-edge sustainable design.

Chris Alice Kratzer is an engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, and author of the new book The Social Wasps of North America. Chris will introduce us to the many species of social wasps that can be found in North America, explain why they are so important to our ecosystem, and share what you can do to help preserve native species. You’ll also get to check out some specimen samples and learn to avoid getting stung if you find yourself near a wasp’s nest! Chris’s knowledge of wasps informs her work as an entrepreneur and engineer. She will share her interesting career path from mechanical engineering to entomology and back again.

This event will be 100% virtual and on Zoom. Recordings will be shared with attendees after the event.

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Pri Oliveira at poliveira@thewatershed.org


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