The National Trust is hoping guests will learn a thing or two about genetically modified mosquitoes and bats at Friday’s “Lunch and Learn” event at the George Town Yacht Club.
The Mosquito Research and Control Unit will share details of its plan to introduce GMO mosquitoes to help control the wild population.
Attendees will also learn about another misunderstood creature, one that gives many the creepy crawlies, bats.
“We’re going to help dispel a lot of myths around bats and mosquitos, and that’s the important part is, they’re going to learn really that they’re safe. Bats are safe for the environment, they’re good for the environment, and that what the MRCU and Oxitec are trying to do is actually less dangerous than they think,” said Christina Pineda of the National Trust.
The programme starts at 12 noon Friday (20 May) and is open to National Trust members as well as the general public. The cost is $15 per person.