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Pollinator Conservation: The Human Dimensions

Thursday, September 21, 7-8 PM

Pollinator Conservation Presentation Details

The decline of pollinators has become a mainstream environmental issue in recent years. Despite intense public support and some political will, species are still in decline. Join bee expert Sheila Colla for her presentation titled “Pollinator Conservation: The Human Dimensions.”

 This presentation will summarize what we currently know about pollinator declines in Canada and what the next steps should be to conserve species before they reach the point of extinction. Various human-related barriers to success will be discussed, such as misinformation, the conflation of wild bee declines with honeybee industry issues, the power of lobbyists and, the differences between local and large-scale threats. The presentation will conclude with some concrete ways people can really help “save the bees.”

Price: FREE

Meet Your Instructor

A headshot of bee expert Sheila Colla.

Sheila Colla

Sheila Colla is a Conservation Scientist and Associate Professor at York University in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. She has studied the ecology and conservation of native bees for more than a decade and helps run BumbleBeeWatch, a community science program. She has co-authored 'A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee: Creating Habitat for Native Pollinators: Ontario and Great Lakes Edition' (2022 Douglas & McIntyre) and 'The Bumblebees of North America' (2014, Princeton University Press).

Thursday, September 21, 7-8 PM

FREE

The High Park Nature Centre’s Forest School building is not yet an AODA-compliant facility. We try our best to accommodate accessibility needs on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to us about any accessibility-related questions you might have.

This event is funded by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other community science and stewardship programs in High Park.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Our Pollinator Parleys lecture series on native bees are funded by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other community science and stewardship programs in High Park.

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