at Georgia Southern University


The Moth Project Field Guide is now available thanks to a Student Sustainability Fee Grant from Georgia Southern University! To Order a Hard Copy Click Here



A free downloadable PDF of the book click

on this "GSU Moth Book" image. 



A free dowloadable version for the I-Pad is coming soom.


Event Archive:

The locations of the Moth Project have been finalized and are listed below:  Students, classes and the public are welcome to engage the Moth Project from 7PM - 12:00 Midnight at each of the locations listed below with exception to a day event for Greenfest:  Look for the bright yellow trailer with white tents and bright lights.

Student Sustainability Fees at Work!


Thursday, September 11

Garden of the Coastal Plain at GSU, 1505 Bland Avenue in Statesboro, GA.   We expect the largest and most diverse number of insects at this location.


Friday, September 12  

Sweetheart Circle.


Monday, September 15  

Ceramics/Sculpture Building in Parking Lot 33. GSU Campus.

Please attend Great Minds Lecture at 7pm just across the street in the Bio Building. More posted below


Tuesday, September 16  

Biology Building's outdoor classroom - just across the street from the Ceramics/Sculpture Bldg. GSU Campus


Wednesday, September 17

Rotunda. GSU Campus.


Saturday October 4  9am - 1pm

Greenfest:  Bulloch County Courthouse Lawn, 2 N. Main St., Statesboro, GA







Monday, September 15, 2014  7-8 p.m.



Georgia Southern University Biology Building

Room 115
4324 Old Register Road
(Akins Blvd. and Forest Dr.)
Statesboro, GA 30458


The September 2014 Great Minds Lecture is presented in conjunction with the Center for Sustainability at Georgia Southern University. Student Sustainability Fees at Work!


The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences is pleased to announce the return of its Great Minds Lecture Series for Fall 2014!


The Great Minds Lecture Series highlights outstanding facultymembers in CLASS and presents their fascinating scholarship. Attendees will experience first-hand this interesting research and will engage in conversations about contemporary topics. 


Register now through the link above to reserve your spot for the Great Minds Lecture! And if a student, don't forget to bring your Eagle ID!


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The Moth Project

Jeff Schmuki | Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art


As part of a Center for Sustainability grant awarded to theirPlantbot Genetics collaborative, Ceramics Professor Jeff Schmuki, of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, and Wendy DesChene, associate professor of art at Auburn University, present The Moth Project, a solar-powered light and projection installation/event focused on the importance of pollinating insects in our environment.  


Our primary pollinator, the honeybee, is in rapid decline, and we do not know exactly why. PlantBotGenetics asks: "What if we had to rely on 'second-shift pollinators,'such as moths, to pollinate our food and flowers?"


Schmuki and DesChene's Great Minds lecture introduces The Moth Project and the science behind it. Attendees are invited to stay after the talk for a live demonstration across the street from the Biology Building. 


Reflective-light tents alongside the ArtLab, an off-grid, solar-powered 18-foot trailer housing a mobile artspace/laboratory, will visit several outdoor locations at Georgia Southern from September 12-19. Open to the public, the ArtLab will project videos with black lights to attract moths and other nighttime pollinators.


The Moth Project underscores the decline of the pollinator populations and the need to preserve the environment while seeking alternatives for pollination.


PlantBot Genetics will compile its findings into a freepollinator field guide and will share information on simple actions that the community can take to foster a better understanding of and positive relationship with pollinators.