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ADV - Roadsides as habitat for insect pollinators: salty traps or amazing conservation opportunity? - Lunch with a Scientist

Roadsides as habitat for insect pollinators: salty traps or amazing conservation opportunity? - Lunch with a Scientist website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

We invite you to attend our Lunch with a Scientist series from the comfort, cleanliness and safety of your own home! You must register at z.umn.edu/LWASonline in order to receive the Zoom webinar link and password.

Topic: Roadsides as habitat for insect pollinators: salty traps or amazing conservation opportunity? Presented by: Emilie Snell-Rood, faculty member in the U of MN's Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Join life-long learners virtually for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek. Bring your lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! This month, Dr. Emilie Snell-Rood will discuss a series of studies on the nutrition of roadside plants for monarchs and bumblebees. Roadsides offer millions of acres of potential habitat, but also accumulate salts, metals and pesticides. Her lab’s research at Cedar Creek and elsewhere suggests that prioritizing certain roads for restoration can maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of roadside habitat.

A short registration process is required to virtually attend the webinar (beyond enrolling on Master Naturalist or Destiny One), so plan to spend 5-10 minutes ahead of the program making sure you are correctly signed up at z.umn.edu/LWASonline!

Course Dates:

Meeting from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Caitlin Potter

Dr. Potter is the education and community engagement coordinator at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Her background is in wildlife ecology, and she holds a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology as well as a masters and Ph.D in ecology and evolutionary biology. She studied wildlife and animal behavior all over the world (mostly monkeys in Ethiopia) before finding her true passion doing environmental education! Now, she runs school field trips and public events at CCESR, works with scientists to get their results into the hands of students, and organizes several citizen science projects.

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve


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