Xerces Society Pollinator Short Course
The Xerces Society, through the support of a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Professional Development (PDP) grant, is holding a series of Pollinator Conservation Short Courses across the Southern Region in 2012/2013.
The purpose of the short course is to draw attention to declining populations of pollinators and promote conservation by helping to protect their natural habitats. The short course provides both classroom and field training components and covers such topics as principles of pollinator biology, the economics of insect pollination, basic bee field identification, land management practices, habitat restoration, and plant selection.
The following slideshow, in PDF format, gives readers a comprehensive overview of the short course. The slideshow covers six modules: The Importance and Decline of Pollinators, Basic Bee and Butterfly Biology and Identification, Pollinator-Friendly Farm Practices, Planning New Pollinator Habitat, NRCS Practices and Bee Conservation, and Additional Resources.
The information presented in the slideshow was provided to short course participants at the University of Georgia - Tifton Campus.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant ES11-108, Pollinator Conservation Short Course.
Visit The Xerces Society events page for more information on upcoming Pollinator Planning Short Courses in your state.
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.