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Spray and Pray

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Misguided faith in pesticides isn’t the answer to our mosquito and tick problems.
Presented by Dan Duran, PhD, associate professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University

In this lecture, Dr. Dan Duran will discuss the efficacy of common methods used to control these backyard pests. He will also address the environmental implications of the various methods. Dr. Duran in an engaging speaker whose energetic lecture style is appreciated by his students as well as the general public. Dr. Duran is an Associate Teaching Professor at Drexel and an adjunct member at the Barnes Foundation Arboretum School. He is also president and co-founder of the non-profit, Mid-Atlantic Native & Threatened Insect Zoo (MANTIZ). He received a BS in Environmental Science and a Ph.D. in Evolution and Ecology in 2010. He has also worked at the Natural History Museum in London and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Currently, he teaches courses about topics pertaining to ecology, evolution, insects, and plants. Dr. Duran is also the co-author of the book, “A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada, 2nd Edition.”

Free of charge. No pre-registration required.
All are welcome.


November 7
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 US