Science Salon: The Oregon Bee Atlas
July 1 • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm• $5
Did you know Oregon has 500 species of bees, including four species that are actively managed in ingenious ways for crop pollination? Come and learn who these bees are and some of the weird and wonderful features of their lives (you will leave knowing five very cool bees that are frequent visitors in our gardens and backyards). The talk will focus on a new initiative called the Oregon Bee Atlas – a strategy to train and deploy volunteers to boldly go out and survey the state’s bees.
500 Women Scientists Eugene Pod is hosting an event of science to raise funds for the Oregon Bee Project! The event will feature a hands-on activity, a 40 minute talk from a local female scientist, and a Q&A panel about life as a scientist.
$5 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds from the event benefit the Oregon Bee Project: https://www.oregonbeeproject.org/
Activity: Pet a Bee!
Speaker: Sarah Kincaid, an entomologist and pollinator specialist in the Insect, Pest, Prevention, and Management Program with the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Sarah is a founder and ODA project lead for the Oregon Bee Project.