5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Friday, February 18 2022.


 On Friday, February 18, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Resource person: Jessica Henry, Adult Ed & Family Programs Manager - learn@vandusen.org

Location: via Zoom


Did you know there are nearly 600 species of native bees in BC? Though lesser known than their domesticated counterparts (Apis mellifera, aka European honey bees), native bees play an integral role in wild and managed ecosystems; while providing for their young and raising the next generation of bees, they pollinate our flowering plants, including many of the food crops we depend on. But they need our help, and the first step towards helping wild bees thrive is to get to know them!

In this Pro-D Day workshop, Marika van Reeuwyk of the Environmental Youth Alliance and Native Bee Society of BC will share her teachings around the amazing diversity of native bees in our city, gleaned from a decade-long relationship grown through careful observation, study and stewardship. Marika will highlight the basics for identifying common native bees we see in urban habitats, and share some helpful tools, resources and teaching strategies that educators can use in the classroom and adapt for students of all ages. She will also share tips and tricks for supporting pollinators in your schoolyard gardens, from planting native plants to providing nesting resources. 

Available: Available

Price: $35.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Please note that virtual classes will take place ONLINE, and recordings will be available for a limited time to participants. Pre-registration required. Online course log-in details will be sent within 24 hours before the course date; course registration and log-in details are non-transferrable. Only one registration is required per household. Class times are listed in Pacific Time. If you have not received the link within 24 hours of the course, please check your junk mail folder first, then contact learn@vandusen.org to request a new link. Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for education courses. For cancellations with one week's notice, a credit will be applied to your account. Less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Program cancellation by the VBGA due to Public Health Restrictions will result in education program credit equivalent to the value lost. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to: learn@vandusen.org

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