2011 STEVEN R KUTCHER 1801 Oakview Lane Arcadia, CA 91006

(626) 836-0322 skutcher@earthlink.net home.earthlink.net/~skutcher

 

  

Steven R Kutcher at Open House for Monrovia Canyon Park

Open House at Monrovia Canyon Park,

with a couple of budding scientists

ENTOMOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS

 

Please contact me for current updates.

 

Steven R Kutcher MA, is a world-famous entomologist and environmentalist (Please see his Biography). He has given hundreds of environmental talks in different venues, including schools (from kindergarten through graduate school) and civic groups. His work as a teacher and in the entertainment field has worldwide recognition. Below is a list of possible speaking topics. Please contact him for details as well as other possible topics.

  

Appearances

Over the years, I have appeared and spoken at such venues as the Santa Fe Film Festival, the San Diego Bird Festival, various Audubon and Sierra Club workshops, Los Angeles Environmental Education Fairs, Topanga Docents meetings, the annual Insect Fair at the L.A. County Arboretum (here in Arcadia), various universities and libraries as well as museums and nature centers nationwide, and the annual Bug Fair which I helped found at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Please contact me if you'd like to arrange an appearance with your group.

Showcasing Steven R Kutcher
2011             Be sure to check my calendar on BugArtBysteven.com
    Contact me .
**NOTE STARTING 2011 GO TO  http://BugsAreMyBusiness.com (new website)
May 15-16 Insect Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. L.A. Co. Natural History Museum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.   
March 24 Oxnard   
Jan  
Jan 12 Flower color and art.  Ca Native Plant Soc.                        7:30 pm-9:30pm    Sepulveda Community Gardens.  Encino    
2009             Be sure to check my calendar on BugArtBysteven.com
  Agoura Hills Library   
July 22 Camp Pendleton Libraries
June 12-14 Sierra Club (San Diego) Ecology Workshop.  Laguna Mountains.  Contact me for information.
June 2      6 pm Kidspace Pasadena Childrens poetry night.
June 2      2 pm So. Cal. Entomological Assoc.  L.A. Co. Arboretum. Arcadia.
May 16 - 17 Insect Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. L.A. Co. Natural History Museum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.
May 2 Wild Birds Unlimited,  Mission Viejo 8:45 AM
April 23  5:00 pm Bug Art  (my film) will be shown at the Riverside International Film Festival in Riverside, CA  www.riversidefilmfest.org  I will do Q and A
April 17 L.A. Co. Science Fair, Convention Center, L.A.
April 4 Science Fair Balboa Park San Diego
March 14 Environmental Fair, Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and  Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA.
   
2008
November 1 Ojai Nature Center  open house
October 18-19 Cal Poly, Pomona Insect Fair ( I do not plan to exhibit)
October 28 Topanga State Park 10 am  Docent training
October 4 Eco Station,  Culver City   11am- 3 pm 
Aug 23 Monrovia Canyon Park Biodiversity Fair
Aug 20 San Fernando Public Library,  3 p.m..
Aug 9 Summer reading. Contact me.
Aug 1 Charter Oaks Public Library, Covina  11 a.m.
July 22 Moorpark Public Library  2:30-3:30 p.m.
July 10 Paso Robles Public Library  2 pm 
July 1 Camp Pendleton Libraries, all three, and 7 p.m. evening  at the Mainside library.
June  25 Montclair Library, 3 p.m.
June 21 La Verne Library, 2 p.m.
June 14-15 Sierra Club (San Diego) Ecology Workshop.  Laguna Mountains.  Contact me for information.
June 7 - 8 Sierra Club (Los Angeles) Ecology Workshop.  San Bernardino Mountains (near Big Bear).  Contact me for information. Contact me  
May 30-31 Santa Monica Mountains Bio Blitz; Paramount Ranch
May 17 - 18 Insect Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Natural History Museum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.
May 16 Campbell Hall,  Roots and Shoots
May 1 Eaton  Canyon Nature Center.  urban park nature talk
April 26 Ojai Docent Training. Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center

 

April 12 Saturday, Earth Day 2007. FREE EVENT hosted by Central Basin MWD and Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, 
March 26 Ojai Docent training
March 8-9 Environmental Fair, Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 4 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA.
Feb. 9   7-11 pm Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra
2007
December 9 - 12 ESA Conference in San Diego - Bug Art will be on display.
November 18 Pigments and paint in Joshua Tree
October 20 - 21 Cal Poly, Pomona Insect Fair
October 13 Ojai Docent Training at Ranger Station
June 11 - 12 Sierra Club Ecology Workshop, Angeles Chapter, Big Bear. Contact me for information.
June 4 - 5 Sierra Club Ecology Workshop, San Diego Chapter. Contact me for information.
May 19 - 20 Insect Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Natural History Museum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.
April 21 ENVIRONMENTAL EXPO 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CSUSB, San Bernardino, CA. For more information, contact the office: 909-537-5681.
April 14 Saturday, Earth Day 2007. FREE EVENT hosted by Central Basin MWD and Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA. Contact Valerie, 310-436-2652.
March 17 - 18 Oscar Clark celebrates the completion and arrival of Oscar Clarke's FLORA OF THE SANTA ANA RIVER AND ITS ENVIRONS with References to World Botany. OPEN HOUSE 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A time to visit, meet new friends, and see old friends. If you like, pick up a copy of the book and get it signed by the authors: Oscar Clarke, Daniel Svehla, Greg Ballmer, Arlee Montalvo. Their publisher, Malcolm Margolin, will also be there. Refreshments will be served. And Marcia will have a video installation to share with you in her studio. Riverside, CA (Contact me for more information).
March 10 and 11 Environmental Fair, Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 4 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA.
Jan. 30 Rowland Heights Library, Rowland Heights, CA, about 4 to 6 p.m. (Check library for exact time.)
Jan. 10 Valencia Library, Valencia, CA, about 3 p.m. (Check library for exact time.)
2006
Oct. 21 Eaton Canyon Nature Center, Pasadena
Oct. 14 Topanga Docents
Sept. 30 Ojai Docent Training, Ojai
Sept. 16 Family Day,  Rialto, CA
Aug. 26 Monrovia Canyon Park Open house, Monrovia
Aug. 18 Viva Gallery Sherman Oaks 7 PM. I will talk about my Bug Art
Aug. 13 Summer Reading Contact me.
July 29 Bug Class for Kids Descanso Gardens
July 19 Wilderness Park, Arcadia
July 7 Covina Library
March 11 - July 6 Contact for details  San Diego Gas and Electric + others
March 10 Opening Reception for "Bugology" art exhibit (See below), Armory Art Museum, main gallery and balcony gallery, 6-10 p.m. FREE (as part of Pasadena "Art Night")
February 25 - May 21 Artist in Residence with room of "Bug Art," film about my artwork, bugs, etc. for "Bugology" exhibit (aesthetic investigations into the world of insects), curated by Tricia Waitts, at the Armory Art Museum, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Old Pasadena. (See also notice of Opening Reception, above)
2005
October 27 Canyon Country Public Library. 3:30 PM.
October 6 Talk on Bugs in the Movies and Insect Art at the San Diego Museum of Natural History.
October 1 A Date with Nature, Campo Amantes, Rancho Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, 2:30 - 6:00 PM.
September 25 Talk on Insects in the Movies etc., Fernwood Nature Center, Niles, MI.
September 24 Talk on Insects in the Movies etc., Potowatami Zoo, South Bend, IN.
July 24 Wild Birds Unlimited, Woodland Hills
July 23 Montebello Library
July 20 Wilderness Park, Arcadia
July 19 Brea Community Center
June 27 Lancaster Public Library
June 26 Sunday. Class hike up Mount Wilson Trail. Contact me for information.
June 11-12 Sierra Club (Los Angeles) Ecology Workshop, San Bernardino Mtns. (near Big Bear). Contact me for information.
June 4-5 Sierra Club (San Diego) Ecology Workshop, Laguna Mtns. Contact me for information.
May 21-22 Insect Fair, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Exposition Blvd.
May 14 Talk on Bugs in the Movies and Insect Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 1:30 PM.
March 12 Environmental Fair, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA.
February 29-30 Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA. Insects in the Movies, How to Handle Insects, and Insect Art. My Insect Art was on display during the first two weeks of February.
2004
December 16 Kidspace Children's Museum opens in Pasadena, CA. I am working on the insect exhibits. Contact me.
October 28 Tree People, Night Hikes.  Coldwater Canyon.  7 PM.
October 16 Topanga Docents.  Topanga State Park.  9 AM.
June 12 - 13 Sierra Club (San Diego) Ecology Workshop.  Laguna Mountains.  Contact me for information.
June 5 - 6 Sierra Club (Los Angeles) Ecology Workshop.  San Bernardino Mountains (near Big Bear).  Contact me for information.
May 22 - 23 Bug Fair at the Natural History Museum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.
April 1 Texas Tech.  Lubbock, TX.
March 27 CCPNS (California Council Parent Participation in Nursery Schools), Session #3.  How to Prevent Transferring Fear of Insects to Children.  Glendale Hilton Hotel, Glendale, CA.
March 21 Wild Birds Unlimited (Bird Store), Woodland Hills, CA.  1 PM.
March 13 Environmental Education Fair.  Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia.

 

Entomology Talks In Elementary Schools

In addition to covering such topics as those listed below, I present a 35-mm slide program and/or videos, insect collecting material, books, insect displays, collecting equipment and a live insect zoo (including a tarantula the students may shake hands with, if they wish).

Andrew & Steven (2nd Grade Class, Poway, CA)

WHAT IS AN ARTHROPOD?

HOW TO MAKE AN INSECT ZOO

CLASSIFICATION OF ARTHROPODS HOW TO HANDLE A TARANTULA
WHAT IS AN INSECT? LIFE CYCLES AND METAMORPHOSIS IN ARTHROPODS
BASIC ARTHROPOD ANATOMY THE IMPORTANCE OF INSECTS (food production, medical, as food, products, in art, ecology, etc.)
INSECT AND SPIDER DIVERSITY INSECT HABITATS
HOW AND WHERE TO FIND AND KEEP INSECTS INSECT BEHAVIOR
HOW TO SEE INSECTS WHEN YOU LOOK THE FEAR OF INSECTS AND SPIDERS
HOW TO COLLECT ARTHROPODS INSECTS IN ART, MUSIC, FABLES, POEMS, ADVERTISING, MOVIES AND OTHER RELATED SUBJECTS

 

Other Entomology Talks in Elementary & Secondary Schools

REVIEW OF GENERAL ENTOMOLOGY Steven R Kutcher & Max, With an 8-Legged Friend
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF OPEN SPACE IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT (How city and urban open space affects children and adults)
STUDENT INSECT PROJECTS
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS WITH INSECTS
TIPS FOR KEEPING INSECTS IN THE CLASSROOM "The Bug Man", Steven R Kutcher "The Bug Man", Steven R Kutcher
THE ENVIRONMENT AND INSECTS
INSECTS IN AGRICULTURE AND THE GARDEN
THE IMPORTANCE OF INSECTS AND CAREERS IN ENTOMOLOGY

 

Other Entomology & Environmental Talks

I have done many outdoor presentations for Sierra Club, Audubon Society, Natural History Museum, Tree People, and many Nature Centers and docent groups.

2003 Clark Thompson (slightly cropped and modified)

INSECTS IN THE MOVIES (History and How I "Train" Them)
COMMON GARDEN PESTS AND WAYS TO LIVE WITH INSECTS
CULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY (Insects in Art, Movies, Music, etc.)
INTRODUCTION TO SPIDERS AND OTHER ARACHNIDS
INSECT COLLECTING TECHNIQUES FOR COLLECTING OUTDOORS
INSECT FEAR AND DISLIKE
HABITAT REMOVAL (Diminishing Insect Habitats in Southern California)
IN-SERVICE FOR TEACHERS ON INSECTS
MY PROJECTS IN ENTOMOLOGY THE ENVIRONMENT AND INSECTS
INTRODUCTION TO ARTHROPODS AND INSECTS INSECTS IN AGRICULTURE AND THE GARDEN
GENERAL ENTOMOLOGY HISTORY OF BEE-KEEPING
STUDENT INSECT PROJECTS, SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS WITH INSECTS, TIPS FOR KEEPING INSECTS IN THE CLASSROOM OUTDOOR FIELD AND ECOLOGY LECTURES AND HIKES

 

 

 

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