Speaker digs up goods on bugs

Science in Society Speaker Series take place Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Okanagan College

Jeremy McNeil

Jeremy McNeil

In an effort to shift your perspective towards insects, Dr. Jeremy McNeil will make the case about their crucial role in the planet’s ecosystem when he visits Okanagan College’s Vernon campus.

Part of the Science in Society Speaker Series, McNeil’s public talk titled, “Are humans really smarter than insects?” will take place Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the college’s lecture theatre.

In this talk, the Western University biology professor will draw comparisons between insects and humans to establish the fascinating common ground we share, such as making paper, building solar panels, as well as how both species apply the same physics principles used in snorkeling and scuba diving.

Admission to the lecture is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For advanced tickets, call the Okanagan Science Centre at 250-545-3644. For more information, visit www.okanagansisss.wordpress.com.

Presented jointly by Okanagan College and the Okanagan Science Centre, the Science in Society Speaker Series is sponsored by the Best Western Vernon Lodge, Starbucks Coffee, Cooper’s Food, and The Morning Star.