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Lunchtime Discovery: Zombie House Flies and Invincible Cockroaches: Tales from the Unseen Jungle

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2023
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice -headshot.

Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice, Entomologist and Science Writer

All around us and in us, tiny living forces secretly pull the strings that make the world run. Microbes are not only essential to making our own bodies run, they also impact our everyday worlds in sometimes sinister, sometimes delightful and always unexpected ways. Eleanor Spicer Rice will share some of these tales of microbial mind control, bacterial buddies and fungal friends from her new children’s book, “Unseen Jungle: The Microbes That Secretly Control Our World.”

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


June 21
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith