Native Plant and Sustainability Conference: The Penn State Insect ID Lab

Start Date
10/27/2018
End Date
10/27/2018
Description
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference brings together national experts for a one-day forum on plants, landscapes and our roles as environmental stewards.

The Penn State Insect ID Lab - Helping You Become Better Acquainted with Bugs | Dr. Michael Skvarla
Meet the director of the Penn State Insect Identification Lab and learn about the free services they provide. Dr. Skvarla will also discuss beneficial insects commonly found in PA gardens, including how to identify them and how to enhance gardens to attract them.
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1) Learn about some beneficial insects found in PA gardens, including their habitats and benefits to the rest of the ecosystem.

2) Learn some plant species that can be included in the landscape to support these beneficial insects.

3) Learn how to identify common insects, including resources for finding expert assistance.
Instructors
Dr. Michael Skvarla
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Course Codes
Provider
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


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