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Spring Into Summer Talk Series - Ruud Kleinpaste: SOLD OUT

Spring Into Summer Talk Series - Ruud Kleinpaste: SOLD OUT

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  • Fri 12 Oct ’18, 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Cafler Suite, Forum North, Rust Ave, Whangarei


All Ages

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  • Gold Coin: $2.00

Meet The Bug Man and his creepy crawly friends. This event is fully booked. Registration is closed.

Whangarei Libraries Spring into Summer Talk series presents Ruud Kleinpaste, aka The Bug Man, who will give an illustrated talk about the value of biodiversity and what we can learn from bugs and other organisms. This will be followed by a question time and an opportunity to play with live bugs!

The talk is aimed at a general audience/nature nerds, but older kids will “get” it too!

About Ruud Kleinpaste
​Born in Indonesia, raised and educated in the Netherlands, Ruud migrated to New Zealand in 1978 with an MSc (Hons) in silvicuture, animal ecology and conservation from Wageningen University.

Entomology was always an important hobby that later became part of his media persona: the Bug Man. He loves his bugs, especially as they are of crucial importance for our existence on Earth. They also teach us phenomenal lessons on how to live here with the smallest-possible ecological foot-print.

Environmental Education is becoming an increasingly important facet of his activities: "If we are serious about our Operating Space (the Planet) then we need to ensure that the younger generation are trained to become Science and Nature-literate".

Ruud is championing Biodiversity, biosecurity and environmental education projects from Fiordland to Hawkes Bay (Cape to City) and Bay of Islands, engaging whole communities in citizen science. Try stopping him!

Entry includes light refreshments.

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