Gardening for Polinators

Gardening for Polinators
The Compost Education Centre
1216 North Park St, Victoria, British Columbia, V8T 1C9 See Map
Sat,
from 1pm - 3pm
All Ages

This workshop will discuss the importance of pollinators (particularly bees) some of the issues they are facing, and the misconceptions surrounding them. We will then learn about what people can do to help bees, focusing on habitat creation and plant selection. Participants will gain hands-on, citizen-scientist experience in categorizing and monitoring pollinators, with the help of a brand new monitoring app!

Instructor Bio:

Lora Morandin has been researching bees and other beneficial insects in a wide range of landscapes for over 20 years. Her research has taken her from Western University, to Simon Fraser University, to the University of California, Berkeley as a post-doctoral fellow and visiting researcher. She has over 25 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters, and was a co-author on the Xerces Society book Farming with Native Beneficial Insects. She is now the Western Canada Program Manager for Pollinator Partnership (www.pollinator.org), running outreach and education programs, advising on policy for pollinator protection, conducting research, and engaging in collaborative conservation action. Lora is particularly interested in finding ways to combine human land use with conservation.

http://islandpollinatorinitiative.ca/

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