Let's Talk About Bugs!

Date: Oct 12
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre
Coffee and Culture

Dive into the wonderful world of bugs with researchers Abbie Mullins and Catherine Scott as they share their fascinating work on both the insect collections here at The Rooms Natural History Facility, and their own research on spiders.

How are insects preserved for study? What is involved in researching insects and spiders? What can we find out about more their behaviours in our environment? Now is your chance to find out!

Tickets: $12 (+HST). Free for Rooms Members. Get your ticket online or by calling (709) 757-8090.

About the presenters:

Abbie Mullins is an ecologist specializing in Entomology and Arachnology. Her studies focus on the behaviours and interactions of invasive and introduced species in the province, including the notorious fire ant and the candy striped spider. Currently, she is organizing the intake of a major new insect collection to The Rooms and is returning to Memorial University to complete her honours.

Catherine Scott is a behavioural ecologist, natural historian, and arachnologist living in St. John’s. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University. Catherine is passionate about spiders, insects, and other arthropods. She loves sharing her knowledge and her enthusiasm for these fascinating animals with as many people as possible. She volunteers at The Rooms Natural History Facility.


Events & Programs

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Feeling festive?  Join us to create your very own mummer ornament. In fact, make two – one to take home, and one to place on a special Mummer Tree at The Rooms. The Mummer ornament tree will be on display over the holidays.

Mummers Festival is pleased to present “The Wholly Untrue Origin of the Ugly Stick.” Written and directed by Audrey Gerow, this short, family friendly play offers a playful twist on the beloved ugly stick.  

Puppet Show times at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm in the theatre. Each show is approximately 12 – 15 minutes long.

Suitable for all ages. Included in the cost of admission.

This event is presented in partnership with the 2023 Mummers Festival.