Pollinator Week In Tucson

| June 21, 2011

Tohono Chul Park, Bat Conservation International, and The Audubon Society have teamed up for National Pollinator Week featuring a digital photography contest and a week full of free educational lectures. The lectures, on landscaping for pollinators, hummingbirds, bees and other related topics, are presented by various local experts and authors and held in the Educational Center or gardens at Tohono Chul Park. Best of all – these lectures are free!

Our global food supply absolutely depends on pollinators, and the study of the special relationship between specific plants and insects is absolutely fascinating. There are serious threats to the native bee population, as well as other pollinators, topics that will be explored in these lectures.

With presenters like Dr. Christa Weise, Bat Conservation International’s migratory bat specialist, and Dr. Stephen Buchmann, co-author of The Forgotten Pollinators, these lectures are sure to inform and entertain as well. The photography contest winner’s exhibit Pollinators in Action will be on display throughout the week in Tohono Chul’s Education Center (far east side of the Park, accessible from Northern Ave).

Here is a listing of the scheduled events, more information here..

  • Tuesday, June 21
    • Landscaping for Pollinators: Sonoran Desert Style 7pm
  • Wednesday, June 22
    • Hummingbirds: Arizona’s Flying Jewels 7pm
  • Thursday, June 23
    • Bats in Your Backyard? 7pm
  • Friday, June 24
    • Trouble in Paradise: Threats to Native Bees 7pm
  • Saturday, June 25
    • Award Ceremony 12 noon
    • Pollinator Film Festival beginning at 8:30am
    • Lectures beginning at 8:30am (until about noon) in both Educational Classrooms

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Category: Education and Lifelong Learning, Environmental, Events

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