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ADV - Bumble Bee Identification Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek ecosystem Science Reserve website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

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 the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, 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.

The course will meet in the Lindeman Research and Discovery Center. Make sure to enter the address for Cedar Creek (2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE, East Bethel MN 55005) into a smartphone or GPS unit instead of the name "Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve" to avoid getting directions to the geographic center of the property.

The course fee includes all course supplies and materials.

The course cost is $25 and includes course manuals and supplies.

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Meeting from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on:

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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.

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