Humans are reliant on the environment for our well-being, but have you thought about how insects are vital for ecosystem health? Without pollinators we would be missing not only foodplants for ourselves, but of equal importance, gone would be the landscape plants that provide food and shelter for fish, birds and other mammals. From critical processes such as pollination, decomposition and regulating pests, insects are key for the delivery of many underappreciated services. Further, insects provide us with food, fibre, and many cultural benefits. In this course we will talk about the myriad ways that insects are important to us, discuss the recent “insect apocalypse” research and share practical suggestions to support the work of our tiny neighbours.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.