Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Minnesota Bee Atlas Bemidji State AIRC

Minnesota Bee Atlas Bemidji State AIRC website

1500 Birchmont Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

The Minnesota Bee Atlas uses citizen science volunteers to create an open database of wild bee distribution across the state of Minnesota and we need your help! In this workshop, you will learn about the life cycle and ecology of native bees, basic bee identification, tips for photographing bees, and their required critical habitat needs. These skills will prepare you to contribute data to the Minnesota Bee Atlas. When complete, the Bee Atlas will use historical records, research from the Minnesota DNR and University of Minnesota, as well as current observations from participants across the state to create a searchable database of Minnesota bees. The information we gather on species distribution and diversity will be important to help us track if or how bee populations are changing and how those changes might affect land management decisions. Please dress to spend time both indoors and outside. If possible, bring a digital camera or smart phone/tablet. Detailed directions, including instructions for parking, will be sent closer to the course date. The $20.00 registration fee includes lunch and all workshop materials.

The course cost is $20 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Britt Forsberg

Britt Forsberg is the program coordinator for the Minnesota Native Bee Atlas, a citizen science program developed to create an open, comprehensive database of native bee species in Minnesota. She uses her experiences leading youth and adults in inquiry science and the outdoors to help guide students to the realization that anyone can be a scientist. Britt holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MEd in Family Education from the University of Minnesota.

Sponsor Information

University of MN Extension


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