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June 29, 2018– Northern Kentucky University’s Research and Education Field Station (REFS) continues its “Talk & Walk” nature series with its event, Entomology for Beginners: what to look for and where to find it, on Thursday, July 5.

The Entomology for Beginners will feature Emily Franzen, who will take an in-depth look at the study of insects, their importance and their relationship with humans and the environment. NKU’s REFS facility provides scholars an operations base for a wide range of field research and offers students across disciplines opportunities for field-oriented curricula, independent research and close interactions with professionals.

REFS is located adjacent to and facilitates the use of 155 acres of St. Anne Woods and Wetlands Natural Area, a conservation easement on and near the Ohio River.

·      What: Entomology for beginners: what to look for and where to find it

·      When: July 5, 7-9 p.m.

·      Where: 99 Harrison Court, Melbourne, KY 41059

Events are scheduled every other Thursday evening through August. While the event is free, REFS request donation of $10. For more information, visit the REFS webpage.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit