September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday September 8, 2018, from 9am to 4pm

WHERE: Research Greenhouses and K.W. Neatby Bldg

Friends of the Farm volunteers will assist ORDC scientists in greeting the public at the Ottawa Research and Development Centre Open House 2018 on the Central Experimental Farm. This is a free educational event open to the public, all ages are welcome. View research displays, scientific instruments and materials, talk to scientists about their research, visit the National Collection of Vascular Plants, take a greenhouse tour or horse-drawn wagon ride, watch horse-drawn ploughing contests, speak with experts and view specimens from Canada’s world famous National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, enjoy the specially planted wild pollinator garden, get tips for attracting them to your home garden, and see the beautifully restored Tropical Greenhouse.

Bug Day 2018 is also happening in the K.W. Neatby Building on the Central Experimental Farm. Interact with creepy crawlies in the live insect zoo, enjoy aquatic insects displays, get tips on how to start your own bug collection, go on a bug collecting expedition, bet on your favourite to win in the always unpredictable cockroach races. Visitors are encouraged to bring in interesting insects and let the knowledgeable bug experts identify them. The Entomological Society of Ontario, the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are sponsoring Bug Day. Parking is free in the lots around the Research Greenhouses and the Neatby Building.

COST: Free admission

: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276