🌟 Today's Bright Leader is Bobbi Wilson 🌟
Bobbi is nine years old, in fourth grade, and she was just honored by the Yale School of Public Health!! Bobbi collected 27 spotted lanternflies, an extremely invasive species harmful to trees and plants, that were entered into the Peabody Museum of Natural History database. She was also presented with the title of "donor scientist" at the January ceremonies.
"We wanted to show her bravery and how inspiring she is, and we just want to make sure she continues to feel honored and loved by the Yale community," Ijeoma Opara, an assistant professor at the school, explained.
Bobbi, who learned about the initiative at school, mixed her own repellent and made her way from tree to tree, spraying the bugs and carefully collecting them around her neighborhood. What a fantastic way to get involved with nature and learn about your local habitats!
Let's start a conversation:
🌱 What is a spotted lanternfly, and why are they invasive?
🌱 Are there any invasive insect species in your state or region?
🌱 What is the Peabody Museum of Natural History database? What kinds of things are in the database?
🌱 Are there any similar initiatives in your area?
Let’s be allies to Mother Nature!🌳