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Science Saturday: Grassland Insects

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- $10.00 – $15.00

Since 2019 we have been working to restore a 100-acre cattle pasture into a diverse native grassland, using eight different methods to compare different ways of establishing and maintaining grassland plants. Graduate students have been studying the plants in the grassland since 2019, but we’ve just started studying the insects and we need your help! On this installment of Science Saturdays, we will give a brief introduction to the grassland experiment and teach participants how to collect insects and identify them to order, before setting you loose to look for insects. This is a special opportunity to tag along with our staff researchers and see how field science is done and to explore a native grassland, a habitat unique to the Piedmont region of Virginia.

Cost: $15 ($10 for Friends of Clifton.) All proceeds from our programs go directly to funding our education programs, restoration work, and research projects. Thank you for your support!

Age:  Adults and children accompanied by an adult.

Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event.

COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside porta potty will be available). Please do not attend if you are experiencing or have experienced in the last two weeks any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.).

Registration is REQUIRED.

Cancellation policy: If you register and can no longer attend this event, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open your spot to someone else.

By registering for this event, you are affirming that you have read and agree to our liability release policy.

We look forward to seeing you at the Clifton Institute!


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September 21
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$10.00 – $15.00
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The Clifton Institute
6712 Blantyre Road
Warrenton, VA 20187 United States
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