(Three Forks, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today:
What: Missouri Headwaters State Park Summer Speaker Series presentation, What’s for Supper, Bugs or Beef? : The Potential of Insect Protein in Global Food Security.” The 2012 speaker series theme is Exploring Nature.
When: Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.
Where: Missouri Headwaters State Park picnic area, 1585 Trident Road, Three Forks, MT 59752. The park is located four miles north of Three Forks, just off of Interstate 90. Please bring your own chairs.
(The rain location is the United Methodist Church Annex building, 116 East Cedar Street, Three Forks, Montana.)
Who: Florence Dunkel, PhD, Associate Professor of Entomology, Montana State University.
Dunkel will discuss edible insects and their nutritional value, a topic of growing interest in the United States. The New Yorker magazine featured Dr. Dunkel preparing insects as food in 2011.
Dr. Dunkel is co-author of the book, Chronicle of a Changing Culture: The Food Insects Newsletter (Ecko Publishing House, 2009) and currently edits the international, “Food Insects Newsletter.”
Dunkel has degrees in zoology and entomology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she earned her PhD. She received the Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch Teaching Excellence Award in 2012; an honorable mention for the MSU President’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011; and the MSU President’s Award for Excellence in Service Learning in 2009.
“What’s for Supper, Bugs or Beef?” concludes the Missouri Headwaters State Park Summer Speaker Series for the 2012 season. Look for speaker programs again next year!
Missouri Headwaters State Park is a National Historic Landmark rich in Native American, Lewis and Clark, fur trade, and early settlement history. In the 2011 summer season (May- August) more than 13,300 people visited Missouri Headwaters State Park, a 34 percent increase over the year before.