Science Saturdays Return to LBI Foundation in Loveladies

American Dog Tick

“Is That a Tick on You?” Join James Occi, from the Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology, at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on Saturday, Nov. 3 to learn about ticks, as Science Saturday lectures return to Loveladies this fall.

Now in its 13th season, Science Saturday invites experts to speak about pressing scientific, ecological and sustainability issues that directly affect the shore environment and community. All presentations run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

According to LBIF Membership and Community Coordinator Jillian Schratz, Occi will explore questions such as: How many species of tick are present in New Jersey? What are the major/important species? How do ticks feed and where do they live? Do they transmit any microbes when they feed? Are there ticks on LBI?

“Come learn more about these meddlesome critters and how to avoid them!”

On Nov. 10, Alliance for a Living Ocean Executive Director Kyle Gronostajski will speak about marine debris, specifically plastics, and how this global issue affects us locally. A marsh clean-up will follow the presentation.

Admission to Science Saturday is free for Foundation members, and $5 for non-members. No registration is required.

For more information, call 609-494-1241 or visit lbifoundation.org. LBIF is also on Facebook and Instagram.

—J.K.H.

Reposted from The Sandpaper