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The list of events on this page will be updated regularly. To view past webinars, please visit our YouTube channel. We also announce events on social media and via our e-newsletter. If you have questions, please email [email protected].

Jun 1
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Francis Marion National Forest Huger, SC 29450
Huger, SC

Please join us in a collaborative effort to track and conserve the bumble bees of the Southeast through this training.

Want to connect with other Southeast Bumble Bee Atlas volunteers and get some hands-on experience? Join us for a field day! We'll go over how to use your insect net, how to collect data according to project methods, and how to identify bumble bees. Anyone with an interest in bees and a desire to help them in a hands-on way is encouraged to attend—no prior experience needed!

Learn more and register today!


Laurie Hamon - Endangered Species Conservation Biologist - Xerces Society
Laurie is a conservation biologist for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the lead project manager for the Southeast Bumble Bee Atlas. She earned her PhD at North Carolina State University, where she conducted her thesis on the pollination ecology of Venus flytraps. She has conducted survey work for multiple rare insect species and investigated insect communities in urban pollinator gardens. Laurie was also co-coordinator on a community science project to monitor butterflies at a biological reserve in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Jun 1
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM MT
Gerald W. Marks Exploration Center, 1075 South Ave W, Missoula, MT 59801
Missoula, MT

The Montana Bumble Bee Atlas is a community science effort aimed at gathering the data needed to track and conserve bumble bees. Community scientists spread out across one of our project states to survey for bumble bees and report back with whatever they find! Surveys can be run on your own or with a group of people. Survey methods are also catch-and-release, so no bees are harmed. All you will need to participate in the surveys is an insect net, some vials or jars, a decent camera (including cell phone cameras), internet access for data submission, and a way to get to your survey sites. With your help, we can quickly cover large regions of the country, collect scientific-quality data, and contribute to bumble bee conservation. This project joins a growing nation-wide network of Bumble Bee Atlas projects managed by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and partner organizations. 

This workshop will cover everything you need to participate in the Montana Bumble Bee Atlas: how to Atlas protocols, how to complete a survey, and how to submit data. We will also cover bumble bee ecology and conservation. Anyone with an interest in bees and a desire to help them in a hands-on way is encouraged to attend—no prior experience needed!

Learn more and register today!


Michelle Toshack - Endangered Species Conservation Biologist, Montana Bumble Bee Atlas - Xerces Society
Michelle leads the Montana Bumble Bee Atlas to engage community scientists in conserving bumble bees. Michelle obtained a masters in biological sciences from Simon Fraser University, where she researched pollinator biodiversity and the impacts of farming practices on bumble bees. She has led the strategy and implementation of numerous community science programs across North America to advance conservation efforts. Michelle enjoys exploring the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains in many ways, especially ridge-top scrambling, mountain running, and wild ice skating.

Jun 2
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Ceylon Wildlife Management Area Woodbine, GA 31569
Woodbine, GA

Please join us in a collaborative effort to track and conserve the bumble bees of the Southeast through this training.

Want to connect with other Southeast Bumble Bee Atlas volunteers and get some hands-on experience? Join us for a field day! We'll go over how to use your insect net, how to collect data according to project methods, and how to identify bumble bees. Anyone with an interest in bees and a desire to help them in a hands-on way is encouraged to attend—no prior experience needed!

Learn more and register today!


Laurie Hamon - Endangered Species Conservation Biologist - Xerces Society
Laurie is a conservation biologist for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the lead project manager for the Southeast Bumble Bee Atlas. She earned her PhD at North Carolina State University, where she conducted her thesis on the pollination ecology of Venus flytraps. She has conducted survey work for multiple rare insect species and investigated insect communities in urban pollinator gardens. Laurie was also co-coordinator on a community science project to monitor butterflies at a biological reserve in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Jun 8
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Green Swamp Preserve, 673 Green Swamp Rd NW, Supply, NC 28462
Supply, NC

Please join us in a collaborative effort to track and conserve the bumble bees of the Southeast through this training.

Want to connect with other Southeast Bumble Bee Atlas volunteers and get some hands-on experience? Join us for a field day! We'll go over how to use your insect net, how to collect data according to project methods, and how to identify bumble bees. Anyone with an interest in bees and a desire to help them in a hands-on way is encouraged to attend—no prior experience needed!

Learn more and register today!


Laurie Hamon - Endangered Species Conservation Biologist - Xerces Society
Laurie is a conservation biologist for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the lead project manager for the Southeast Bumble Bee Atlas. She earned her PhD at North Carolina State University, where she conducted her thesis on the pollination ecology of Venus flytraps. She has conducted survey work for multiple rare insect species and investigated insect communities in urban pollinator gardens. Laurie was also co-coordinator on a community science project to monitor butterflies at a biological reserve in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Jun 15
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM MT
Montana State University, Plant Growth Center, Room 214, Bozeman, MT 59715
Bozeman, MT

The Montana Bumble Bee Atlas is a community science effort aimed at gathering the data needed to track and conserve bumble bees. Community scientists spread out across one of our project states to survey for bumble bees and report back with whatever they find! Surveys can be run on your own or with a group of people. Survey methods are also catch-and-release, so no bees are harmed. All you will need to participate in the surveys is an insect net, some vials or jars, a decent camera (including cell phone cameras), internet access for data submission, and a way to get to your survey sites. With your help, we can quickly cover large regions of the country, collect scientific-quality data, and contribute to bumble bee conservation. This project joins a growing nation-wide network of Bumble Bee Atlas projects managed by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and partner organizations.

This workshop will cover everything you need to participate in the Montana Bumble Bee Atlas: how to Atlas protocols, how to complete a survey, and how to submit data. We will also cover bumble bee ecology and conservation. Anyone with an interest in bees and a desire to help them in a hands-on way is encouraged to attend—no prior experience needed!

Learn more and register today!


Michelle Toshack - Endangered Species Conservation Biologist, Montana Bumble Bee Atlas - Xerces Society
Michelle leads the Montana Bumble Bee Atlas to engage community scientists in conserving bumble bees. Michelle obtained a masters in biological sciences from Simon Fraser University, where she researched pollinator biodiversity and the impacts of farming practices on bumble bees. She has led the strategy and implementation of numerous community science programs across North America to advance conservation efforts. Michelle enjoys exploring the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains in many ways, especially ridge-top scrambling, mountain running, and wild ice skating.