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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]

 

May 1
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
Virtual Workshop

Join Katie Lamke, Endangered Species Conservation Biologist with the Xerces Society, in a collaborative effort to track and conserve Nebraska's native bumble bees through this virtual training. The Nebraska Bumble Bee Atlas is a statewide community science project aimed at tracking and conserving our native bumble bees. You will learn about bumble bee biology, their conservation status, how to identify the 20 species found in Nebraska, and how to participate in the Atlas. This workshop will equip you with the skills needed to conduct an Atlas survey, including how to net and photograph bumble bees, and how to submit your findings to the project. The Atlas is a catch-and-release project so no bumble bees are harmed during the surveys.

Anyone with an interest in supporting pollinators is encouraged to join - No experience is necessary to participate in the Atlas.

Click here for more information and to register. 

May 4th
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
Virtual Workshop

Lead by Rich Hatfield, Senior Endangered Species Conservation Biologist with the Xerces Society, this workshop will address the ecology of bumble bees, including their conservation status and the threats they face.  Also included will be best management practices for bumble bees as well as a process to improve these recommendations for California.  Finally, the workshop will cover identification tips for California bumble bees, known ranges of imperiled species, and survey methods to detect their presence.
 

Click here for more information and to register.

May 11 & May 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
Virtual Workshop

Join Katie Lamke, Endangered Species Conservation Biologist, in a collaborative effort to track and conserve Missouri's native bumble bees through this virtual training. The Missouri Bumble Bee Atlas is a statewide community science project aimed at tracking and conserving our native bumble bees. Join us in this two-part workshop to learn about bumble bee biology, their conservation status, how to identify the 10 species found in Missouri, and how to participate in the Atlas. This workshop will equip you with the skills needed to conduct an Atlas survey, including how to net and photograph bumble bees, and how to submit your findings to the project. The Atlas is a catch-and-release project so no bumble bees are harmed during the surveys.

Anyone with an interest in supporting pollinators is encouraged to join - No experience is necessary to participate in the Atlas.

Click here for more information and to register for both sessions.