National Geographic Showing of “A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee.”

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The National Geographic Society and Department of Energy and Environment are hosting an evening of short environmental films on the evening of Monday, April 18th that bring global issues into local focus. Artists, scientists, advocates, and everyday people share stories that cross boundaries and give a new voice to our planet and to our wild, wonderful city. Celebrate the earth, the Anacostia River, and the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee! Learn about the BioBlitz coming to DC in May and how to get involved. 

Join the conversation in a Q&A with representatives from the films:

 •   A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee   [DC premiere]

•   Nature is Speaking   [DC Premiere]

•   Rules for the Black Birdwatcher

•   The Anacostia River: Making Connections

•   Think Like a Scientist: Boundaries  [Premiere]

Attendees will receive complimentary reusable bags and pollinator plant seeds. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Go here to RSVP!


April 18, 2016,  6:00–8:30 pm

Films begin at 6:30 pm followed by a panel discussion. 


National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium

1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

Farragut North Metro (Red Line)



National Geographic Society

Department of Energy and Environment

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Conservation International



  • Tommy Wells: Department of Energy and Environment
  • Dr. Catherine Workman: National Geographic Society
  • Dr. Will Turner: Conservation International
  • Neil Losin: Day’s Edge Productions
  • Krista Schlyer: Conservation Photographer and Author
  • Clay Bolt: Natural History Photographer
  • Rich Hatfield: Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

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