Education and Outreach

We educate and reach out to farmers, land managers, lawmakers, scientists and the public about the importance of invertebrates by demonstrating that habitat protection and management are keys to their conservation. Our Native Pollinator Conservation Program trains farmers, agency officials, and park managers to protect, restore, and enhance areas for pollinators and other beneficial insects. Our Aquatic Conservation Program provides advice and resources to scientists, land managers, and watershed stewards for monitoring the health of streams, rivers, and wetlands.

Education efforts include

  • Developing a variety of publications that educate people on how to identify and conserve invertebrates, as well as manage their habitat
  • Giving workshops and presentations across the United States to growers about native pollinators
  • Working with the Media to publicize the importance of invertebrates and their conservation

Recent accomplishments

  • Development of a Native Bee identification guide for North America
  • Release of a cd-rom guide and key to wetland invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest
  • Development of the guidelines Pollinators in Natural Areas: A primer on habitat management that summarize how land managers can provide habitat for pollinators
  • Outreach to over 1,000 scientists, universities, and gardeners with a series of bumble bee posters to solicit recent records of three rare species
  • Recent media stories featuring Xerces Society projects