Pollinators on Campus and in Our Communities
Fred Haberecht,Holly Miller,Ronda Koski,Freddie Haberecht,Mike Amato
Green Initiatives and Issues
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Our session is a basic introduction to welcoming pollinators onto our campus and into our communities. We explore ways to promote pollinator populations, from including plants in your garden that attract diverse kinds of pollinators to safe engagement practices and resources. After a basic introduction to pollinators, we focus primarily on the insect species with a specific emphasis on bees.
What is a pollinator? What is a pollinator habitat? How do they fit into our concept of a sustainable university? What is CSU doing to encourage more pollinators on our campus? How can you create pollinator friendly habitats on the property where you live? We will share simple practices you can incorporate to help support native habitats and healthy ecosystems. Understand how native and non-native plants can be components of pollinator habitats.
We will help participants to better understand patterns and behaviors of pollinator communities. We will provide information about who to contact concerning engagement with pollinators, and will give tips for how to safely interact with these fascinating creatures.
This session will also feature the CSU Apiculture Club. Members will discuss the importance and impact of honeybees through our hives on campus. What does it mean for hives to be a part of the campus community, visible and accessible? What hands on educational experience does the club offer?
Please join us in discovering the diverse world of pollinators.
Goals and Target Audience:
We will help participants to better understand patterns and behaviors of pollinator communities and will provide practical tips for supporting diverse kinds of pollinators.
People interested in learning about promoting diverse pollinator populations at CSU and in our community.