ADV - Bumble Bee Identification, Richardson nature center
Bloomington, MN 55438
In addition to being fuzzy and cute, bumble bees are important pollinators in Minnesota. Their large size and relative ease of identification makes them an excellent entry point for those wanting to know more about native bees in Minnesota. In this workshop at Richardson Nature Center, participants will learn how to identify bumble bees to the species level and how to use their identification skills to participate in the Minnesota Bee Atlas. The Bee Atlas will use observations from citizen scientists to better understand the distribution of native bees in Minnesota.
Please dress to spend time both indoors and outside.
The $20 course fee includes all lunch and all materials.
The course cost is $20 and includes course manuals and supplies.
Meeting from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on:
- Saturday, June 10, 2017
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.
University of MN Extension
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