VIRTUAL EVENT: 2020 Strikes Again: Murder Hornets at 7pm Pacific from Pacific Science Center | Kids Out and About Indianapolis

VIRTUAL EVENT: 2020 Strikes Again: Murder Hornets at 7pm Pacific from Pacific Science Center

*The event has already taken place on this date: Tue, 06/02/2020
Thought things couldn’t get any worse? Guess again, now we’re dealing with murder hornets! Asian giant hornets, scientific name Vespa mandarinia, were recently spotted in the Pacific Northwest, far from their native range in Southeast Asia. So what’s all the buzz about these venomous vespids? Asian giant hornets are the largest hornets in the world and they’re responsible for an estimated 30 to 50 deaths per year in Japan. They pose an even greater threat to bee populations, particularly honeybees, using their large mandibles to decapitate prey and destroy entire colonies in a matter of hours. Advanced registration is required

To discuss, we’re joined by Dr. Chris Looney, Entomologist at the Washington State Department of Agriculture. He’ll explain the basics of the Asian giant hornet, the risk they pose to our local wildlife and economy, and efforts currently underway to eradicate the pest from our region.

Livestream Information:
This event will be livestreamed through YouTube Channel. Advanced registration is required (coming soon), and the link to the livestream will be sent out via email on the day of the event. The livestream will begin at 7 p.m.

Submit Questions:
We encourage participants to submit their questions for Dr. Chris Looney at or in the comments section during the livestream.

Cost: Free / $10 Suggested Donation
Recommended Ages: All ages

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4pm EDT / 5pm CDT / 6pm MDT / 7pm PDT / 8pm AKDT
Free / $10 Suggested Donation


All Ages