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Xerces Events

Due to the coronavirus, we will not be holding or participating in any in-person events during the pandemic. We will resume in-person events as soon as it is safe and appropriate. In the meantime, we are committed to presenting as many events online as we can, including a new series of Xerces-hosted webinars. (Webinars will be close captioned and recordings added to our YouTube channel.)


The list of events on this page will be updated regularly. You can also find updates on social media and via our e-newsletter. If you have questions, please contact Liz Robertson at [email protected]


Please note that we are still accepting in-person speaker requests for 2021 events, although this may change depending on public health guidance. In the meantime, we can provide talks through platforms such as Zoom and Google Hangouts. Please fill out our speaker request form here. For questions regarding the speaker request form contact Rachel Dunham at [email protected]


March 2 - 4
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CST)
Virtual Event

Join Xerces Society staff for their presentations as part of the Best Practices for Pollinators Summit. This event, co-hosted by Pollinator Friendly Alliance and Xerces Society, offers multiple sessions on how to conserve pollinators, reduce pesticides, install and manage habitat, foster soil health, select plant species for high quality restoration projects, and much more. This is a popular Midwest annual conference that attracts land stewards, policymakers, environmental and parks commissions, conservation planners, roadside managers, parks and trails managers, landscapers, educators, and community leaders. 

On March 2nd from 9:15 am - 10:20 am, Sarah Foltz Jordan (Xerces Society) will present with Heather Holm about "Native Plant Powerhouses for Pollinators," emphasizing specialist bees, nesting, and more.

Also on March 2nd from 10:20 am - 11:20 am, Eric Lee-Mader will present, "Soil Health and Invertebrates: Working Below and Above Ground."

Join Karin Jokela on March 4th from 11:00 am - 11:55 am for her talk, "Evaluating Seed Mix Composition for Pollinator Habitat." 


Click here for more information and to register. 

March 12
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Virtual Event

Join Sarah Foltz Jordan, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, for her presentation as a part of the 2021 St. Croix Forestry Conference on Promoting Pollinators in your Woodlands.  Sarah will discuss key plants, woodland enhancements and management practices that benefit wildlife.


Click here for more information and to register.