Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pollinator LIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure

Originally posted by Karen Rawlins, Bugwood Blog: Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystems

Carpenter bee pollinating woody goldenrod
photo by Karan A. Rawlins, U.G.A., Bugwood.org

While pollinators may come in small sizes, they play a large and often undervalued role in the production of the food we eat, the health of flowering plants, and the future of wildlife. A decline in the numbers and health of pollinators over the last several years poses a significant threat to the integrity of biodiversity, to global food webs, and to human health, according to scientists.Check out this series of live interactive webcasts, web seminars, and satellite field trips about pollinators, gardening, and conservation. PollinatorLIVE is geared to grades 4 to 8.


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