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Bringing Bees Back for Better Berries

RufusbiopicDr. Rufus Isaacs, MSU Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Entomology

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Doors open at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m.

Join KBS in welcoming Dr. Isaacs as he discusses the importance of pollinators in today’s agriculture and the diversity of pollinators available as alternatives to the honey bee, within which the population is dwindling. Enjoy an array of delicious berry themed desserts, tea and coffee provided by the KBS Manor House & Conference Center.

Dessert with Discussion is an interesting and informative program that gives the community an opportunity to interact with MSU scientists on a variety of topics. These presentations are free and open to the public.

KBS Academic Center Auditorium
3700 East Gull Lake Dr.
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Call (269) 671-2015 or email communityrelations@kbs.msu.edu for more information.

Live stream the event at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29th.

A special thank you to our event sponsor

Native Connections (Three Rivers, MI)

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Save the Date: our fall Dessert with Discussion will be Thursday, October 22, 2015.  Dr. Rick Foster will be speaking about "Sustaining Urban Communities in the 21st century - The Case for the Urbanization of Food and Agriculture"

A KBS tradition since 2005, see below for a list of speakers and presentation titles


Date Presenter Presentation Title
Sept. 20, 2005 Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu, Center for Systems Integration & Sustainability Pandas, People and Policies
April 25, 2006 Dr. Ronald Perry, Horticulture Michigan Wines
May 16, 2006 Dr. Kelly Millenbah, Fisheries & Wildlife Endangered Species and Agriculture: Is there a conflict?
Sept. 26, 2006 Dr. Donald Dickman, Forestry In Search of Michigan Forests
Oct. 24, 2006 Dr. Joan Rose, Fisheries & Wildlife A Pathogen's Day at the Beach
April 10, 2007 Dr. Norman Lownds, Horticulture Seed of Science: Connecting Children to Science thorugh the 4-H Children's Gardens
May 15, 2007 Joe Johnson, Kellogg Biological Station Endangered Species Restoration: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Success Stories
September 18, 2007 Dr. Richard Merritt, Entomology Unraveling the mystery of an emerging disease in Africa: Buruli ulcer
October 30, 2007 Dr. Pamela Rasmussen, Zoology History and Mystery: Bird Diversity in South Asia
spring 2008 Dr. John Kerr, Community, Agriculture and Resource Studies
spring 2008 Dr. Dan Kramer, James Madison College, Fisheries & Wildlife What's a lake worth?
fall 2008 Dr. Randall Schaetzl, Geological Sciences The Changing Michigan Landscape
Oct. 20, 2009 Dr. Jean Tsao, Large Animal Clinical Studies, Fisheries & Wildlife Lyme Disease in Michigan
Oct. 18, 2011 Dr. Kay Holekamp, Zoology Spotted Hyenas of Kenya: How do they Communicate?
April 24, 2012 Dr. Joanne Westphal, School of Planning, Architecture & Design Gardens, Health and Healing: Folklore to Contemporary Practice
September 18, 2012 Dr. Michael W. Hamm, Food Science & Human Nutrition Regional Foods and the Future of Michigan
October 23, 2012 Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, University of Utah, The Center for Science & Mathematics Education Greening Prisons through Science and Sustainability
October 8, 2013 Dr. Stephen K. Hamilton, Kellogg Biological Station The Kalamazoo River oil spill: Catastrophe and recovery
May 14, 2014 Dr. Elena Litchman, Zoology Microalgae in lakes and oceans: The good, the bad, the ugly
October 6, 2014 Dr. Bruno Basso, Geological Sciences From Dust Bowl to Drones: The Next Agricultural Revolution