Silent Sparks: The wondrous world of fireflies

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Date(s) - Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Morrison Theater at Newbury Court



Every spring the almost magical appearance of fireflies evokes wonder and delight. Yet for most of us fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do these tiny creatures make light? What are they saying with all their flashing? Are they endangered? In this talk, noted biologist Sara Lewis dives into the mysterious world of fireflies and reveals the most up-to-date discoveries about these charismatic insects.

A Professor of Biology at Tufts University, Sara Lewis has spent the past thirty years studying the luminous lives of fireflies. In addition to numerous scientific articles on firefly evolution, Lewis has given a TED talk and has written articles for Scientific American, CNN, The Guardian, and Natural History magazine. Last year the Princeton University Press published her popular science book, Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies

Join us for the First Annual Chuck Roth Memorial Lecture to be held at 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in the Morrison Theatre at Newbury Court, 100 Newbury Court Road, Concord, MA. The presentation will be followed by refreshments and a book signing.

There is no charge to attend but as seating is limited, please contact Program Coordinator Jill Crowley at 978-402-8219 or to reserve seats.

Chuck Roth was an internationally recognized environmental educator; Mass Audubon Society’s first Director of Education; and co-founder of the Mass Environmental Education Society (MEES), the Secretary’s Advisory Group on Energy and Environmental Education (SAGEEE), and New England Environmental Education Alliance. Chuck was credited as being the “Father of Environmental Literacy”. This lecture series is sponsored by Newbury Court, Littleton Conservation Trust, and other conservation organizations.