Optional Activities

Monday, February 28 | Afternoon

Come early and participate in one of the optional field trips where Integrated Pest Management practices-and their associated challenges-will be showcased. Space is limited. Sign up available during registration.

Field Trip A: Butterfly Pavilion Tour

Cost: TBD

Capacity: 25

Visit Colorado’s premier invertebrate zoo!  An experienced guide will take you through the exhibits and behind-the-scenes areas, giving your group the ‘ins and outs,’ animal knowledge, and personal attention that they may not experience on their own. See a honeybee hive, touch sea stars and horseshoe crabs, and hold our Chilean rose-hair tarantula, Rosie! Walk amongst the butterflies in our fully immersive rainforest exhibit, and see our behind-the-scenes areas where animal care staff work on invertebrate research and conservation.

Tour leaves the Sheraton Hotel Monday at 1:00 p.m. with expected return at 4:00 p.m. Snacks and bottled water provided.


Field Trip B: Botanic Gardens Tour

Cost: TBD

Capacity: 25

Discover an urban oasis throughout the seasons! Denver Botanic Gardens contains nearly 50 artistically designed gardens and more than 15,000 unique types of plants. Within its 24 acres, you can admire a wide range of specimens, from native beauties to exotic tropical plants. During your tour, experienced Gardens docents and staff will share their knowledge of and passion for plants, horticulture and art. These informative conversations will give you the opportunity to ask questions, share your thoughts, experience perennial favorites and uncover lesser-known spaces.

Tour leaves the Sheraton Hotel Monday at 1:00 p.m. with expected return at 4:00 p.m. Snacks and bottled water provided. Additional cost.


Field Trip C: Novel Strand Brewery Tour

Cost: TBD

Capacity: 25

Back in 2012 Ayana Coker, Chantel Columna, and Tamir Danon would sit over a few pints of beer in a small town in upstate New York and joke about starting up a brewery of their own one day. Life continued along its course, and in 2015 Chantel and Tamir decided to move (almost) across the country to the mile high city to pursue the dream they joked about years before. 
Novel Strand Brewing Company was officially formed in July of 2016 with one intention: "Brew the best beer we can. No gimmicks, no trends, no tricks, no shortcuts, no fads. Just beer. Changes in DNA are not inherently good or bad... just different."

Tour leaves the hotel Monday at 2:30 p.m. with expected return at 4:30 p.m. Snacks and bottled water provided. Additional cost.


If you will be going on any of the trips, we encourage you to take pictures and poster them on social media. Tag our Facebook or Twitter pages (@IPMSymposium), and use the hashtag #IPMSymp2022.


Group on field of baseball stadium for tour

Photo from a field trip to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, part of the 2018 IPM Symposium in Baltimore