International Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.
Thirteen years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration that has extended into Canada, promoting the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.
POLLINATOR WEEK WAS INITIATED AND IS MANAGED BY THE POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP.
PLUS: New! Webinar Series - Path to Pollinator Stewardship
Join us this spring and summer 2020 for an interactive webinar series!
Webinars will cover the why and how of supporting pollinators through habitat creation and maintenance, outreach, and citizen science. Discover why bees and other pollinators are so important, common misconceptions that are hindering conservation, how to create and maintain habitat (with specific information for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands), how to maximize benefits through outreach and education, and how to observe and monitor pollinators. Join local experts with the opportunity to ask questions during the live webinars. Each webinar will feature at least 1 prize giveaway! For land managers, farmers, students, and gardeners.
Webinars will be live with the opportunity for participants to ask questions of local experts. Each webinar will feature 2-4 local pollinator, habitat restoration, and other experts. Webinars will be sequentially released starting in June 2020 and go through the summer. Participation will be limited so click below for registration opening dates. Webinars will be recorded and made available for later viewing.
The Webinar Series is a collaborative effort by Pollinator Partnership Canada, Habitat Acquisition Trust, Saanich Native Plants, and Parks Canada.