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Monday, November 8, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 pm CST
Maria Van Dyke, M.S.
Learn the importance of native bees and how they live their lives, what plants are best for
pollinators and how to plan and manage their habitat.
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Maria Van Dyke M.S.
Research & Outreach, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
Ms. van Dyke is a plant and native bee ecologist focused on understanding the life histories of native bees in order to better provide them ideal habitats through conservation and restoration. She comes with several years of habitat restoration experience to draw on. Healthy native bee communities are heavily linked to the proximity of floral and nesting resources as well as their ability to deal with temperature and moisture in their nests. Bees are constantly making choices to this end. The pressures from pests, pathogens and land development in urban and rural landscapes are heavily impacting the choices bees and other pollinators have, and ultimately their health. Through outreach education Ms. van Dyke seeks to bridge the knowledge gap between research findings and the public, including policy makers, by increasing the understanding of native bee biology and ecology.
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Course Title: How to Think Like a Bee: Creating Pollinator Habitat and Helping Pollinators
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the importance of native bees, the distinctions between native and non-native bee species, bee biology and life cycle, creating and maintaining bee habitat, vegetation for bees, and planting and landscape management without pesticides.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the environmental and human importance of native bees and how they differ from non-native bees.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss how bees live their lives and how that affects the successful creation of habitat for them.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to create and manage successful pollinator habitat by selecting and planting vegetation that is beneficial for bees, flies, and butterflies.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to apply successful planting and landscape management strategies that can transform “messy” or, more accurately, natural landscapes into attractive ones, while avoiding the use of pesticides.
LUs: 1.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with landscape techniques and concern for the plight of pollinators and the human impact of failure
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 02/18/2024
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