Bee City & Bee Campus Series: Community Solutions to Reduce Pesticide Use

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Join panelists from communities around the country to learn about the innovative approaches they have taken to reduce pesticide use and protect pollinators. Communities have tackled pesticides in a wide range of ways, from implementing integrated pest management plans on city land, to educating neighbors about how to take an ecological approach to mosquito control, …

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Bee City & Bee Campus Series: Very Special(ist) Bees and the Flowers They Love

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Join Nancy Adamson of Xerces to learn about specialist bees and how you can help document plant-pollinator connections. Many bees are pollen specialists, collecting pollen from a single species, genus, or plant family. Despite knowing many of these plant-bee connections, we do not have good images of all these specialist bees. We would love your …

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Outdoor Landscapes for Bees

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Learn more about choosing plants and ornamentals for your outdoor spaces to support the native bee population. Meet the UMD Bee Lab, learn what they do and how to buy UMD Honey. Featuring: Dennis van Engelsdorp, Associate Professor in Entomology and Mark Dykes, UMD Extension Bee Specialist. Zach Jones, Symons Squad member and '20 landscape …

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Bee City USA & Bee Campus USA Series: Comparing Benefits and Costs of Pursuing Bee Campus USA Certification

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While pollinator conservation efforts among universities continue to grow, many others remain unengaged. Demonstrating the value of pollinator conservations among students may help encourage university leaders to take action. Join Dr. Jerrod Penn to learn about the research that he and Wuyang Hu did to investigate the role of student interest in pollinator conservation actions. …

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Human Dimensions of Pollinator Conservation

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Usually when people hear the buzz phrase “pollinator conservation” they think of bees and butterflies, not people. However, people have an essential role to play in pollinator conservation. Join guest speaker, Shannon Westlake, to learn about the human side of pollinator conservation and the various actions you can take to get more involved with supporting …

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Pollinator Week Panel & Happy Hour: Ask Us Anything about Pollinators

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Celebrate Pollinator Week by joining in a fun and informative happy hour Q&A with a panel of Xerces Society pollinator conservation experts!  For nearly 50 years, Xerces staff have worked to protect and conserve pollinators and their habitats. Our amazing staff are national leaders getting science-based guidance for pollinator conservation into the hands of farmers, …

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The Wondrous World of Fireflies

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Fireflies are surely among the greatest ambassadors for Earth’s natural magic. For centuries their ethereal beauty has sparked wonder and inspired poets, artists, and children of all ages. Yet they also hold so many mysteries! Join guest speaker Sara Lewis, an expert on fireflies, to learn how they got their bright lights, explore their remarkable …

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Eight Action Items to Protect Insects from Global Declines

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Join Akito Y. Kawahara, the lead researcher at the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, to learn about how to help save our important insects. This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar. Click here for more information and to …

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Biological Control in Urban Parks: A Study in Bogotá (Colombia)

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Join Paola Olaya Arenas, a postdoctoral fellow at Institute Alexander von Humboldt, as she talks about her research on insect pests and natural enemies in Bogotá. This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar. Click here for more information and to register.

Session 1: Reducing Reliance on Pesticides Through Integrated Pest Management

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To protect pollinators, Bee Cities and Campuses are re-examining chemical-centric pest management practices and reducing pesticide use on city and campus lands. Join us for a presentation by Sharon Selvaggio, Pesticide Program Specialist at the Xerces Society, to learn about proven best practices for cities and campuses striving to reduce their reliance on pesticides. Sharon …

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Session 2: Practitioners Series – Model Integrated Pest Management Programs for Bee City and Bee Campus Affiliates

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The City of San Francisco has been a recognized leader in urban Integrated Pest Management for decades. Join Chris Geiger, PhD, of San Francisco (Manager of the Green Purchasing & IPM Programs) to learn what has made San Francisco’s IPM program one of the most recognized in the country. And from Portland Community College, meet …

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Climate Change and Land Use Change Impacts on Pollinators

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Biodiversity across the globe and throughout the tree of life is in major flux, and understanding the nature and causes of these changes is critical for developing effective conservation and management strategies. Pollinators are an especially important group to understand biodiversity change in, given the ecosystem and agricultural services that they provide, and bumblebees are a …

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