Finally, Nature Live evening events are back! Due to planning and preparation for the opening of the Darwin Centre, we haven’t been able to run any for quite some time…but that’s all about to change. On the last Thursday of every month we hope to engage and enthuse with new vigour, starting this month. I have the unenviable task of hosting the first event! ‘Great’ I thought and ‘uh oh…’ a certain amount of responsibility forcing it’s way upon my shoulders. What if nobody comes? What should the event be about? How can I ensure it’s a success? Don’t get me wrong, I love hosting evening events. But they’re longer and more complicated than daytime events….which means we’re able to offer more but also have to put in more effort!
This month’s evening event is entitled Six-Legged Wonders….and is about, can you guess? Insects! Often misunderstood and commonly trodden upon (!), squashed and maligned, these animals are crucial to the well-being of our planet and have the most diverse and wonderful lifestyles imaginable. So, why not come along and join us for an evening of wine, nibbles and insect trivia. Test your creepy crawly knowledge, lay your preconceptions aside and be inspired by the smaller creatures in life. We’ll be in the brand new Attenborough Studio and will be joined by three museum entomologists (including Diptera blogger Erica McAlister). Come and ask them your questions, take a closer look at some of our specimens and get an insight into what goes on behind the scenes of the Entomology Department.
Tickets cost £6 each and can be booked in person at one of our museum information desks, by phone on 0207 942 5555 or click here to buy online. See you there