Join us for an evening all about some of our smallest wild neighbors, native bees! Pollinator biologist, Dr. Kevin Matteson, will discuss pollinators native to the midwest including their life history and identification, as well as conservation actions that can make a difference. The talk will include images of native bees and interactive activities for all age groups. All participants will have the opportunity to make their very own bee nesting block that they can use to benefit local bee populations.
Optional potluck at 6pm; Program will begin promptly at 7pm.
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About our Presenter, Kevin Matteson:
Since 2003, Kevin Matteson has been researching pollinator conservation and urban ecology. His doctoral research focused on butterfly and bee diversity in community gardens of the Bronx and East Harlem, New York City, work that resulted in the identification of several unique bee species in these unique urban habitats. Kevin also has conducted field research in Chicago, looking at how human population density affects bee populations in cities as well as the pollination services they provide. Kevin currently works as the Associate Director of Masters Programs for Project Dragonfly, an inquiry-based graduate program out of Miami University.
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