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Butterfly Walk with Dr. Ted Burk- July 21
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July 21, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon
With a wealth of garden plantings, landscape features, and natural areas, Lauritzen Gardens provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, including more than 50 species of butterflies. Join Dr. Ted Burk to learn which butterflies visit throughout the season, how to attract them to your garden areas, and how to keep them coming back year after year as you sight butterflies and find butterfly "hot spots" in the garden on a guided butterfly walk. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members.
About Dr. Ted Burk:
Ted Burk grew up in the small town of Scranton, Kansas and attended the University of Kansas, graduating in 1974 with a B.A. in Biology. He was a graduate student at New College of the University of Oxford as a Danforth Fellow and Rhodes Scholar, earning a D. Phil. in Zoology in 1979 under the supervision of the controversial evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. After a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Florida, he joined the Creighton University Biology Department in 1982, becoming Professor of Biology in 1996. He was Chair of the Department of Biology from 1990 to 2000 and Interim Chair of the Department of Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences in 2002-2003. He has received the Creighton College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Outstanding Advising, and Professional Excellence in Service. He teaches a wide variety of courses at Creighton, including Animal Behavior, Conservation Biology, and Entomology. His research interests are in behavioral and conservation biology, especially of insects; his ongoing study of prairie butterfly populations and their flower use is in its 21st year. He is the author of 30 papers and book chapters and is the co-author of the textbook Biology of Animal Behavior. Much of his professional activity involves "citizen science" projects in which members of the public help collect information important in conservation of wild species and habitats.
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Please contact Gabrielle Domenge-Geiger at email@example.com or (402) 346-4002, ext. 263.
Participants should dress accordingly for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. It is recommended that registrants arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program, doors or gates may be locked 15 minutes after the start of the class. Upon arrival at the garden, participants should check-in at the admissions desk. Program registration includes admission to the garden for the entire day of the program. Children, or guests not properly registered or not participating in the program will need to pay garden admission (for programs held during normal operating hours). All supplies are included for each program, unless otherwise noted.
Refunds and cancellations:
If a registration for a program must be canceled, registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least one week before the program date. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations within one week of the start of the program or for participants that are late or do not show for a program. Please note that programs with insufficient registrations may be cancelled. If Lauritzen Gardens cancels a program, phone or email notification will be made as early as possible and full refunds will be gives. In case of severe weather, please call (402) 346-4002, ext. 201 or, on the weekends, (402) 346-4002, ext 250 to check the status of the program.
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