Introduction to Native Bees


Introduction to Native Bees


Saturday the 25th of May 2019, 11am-1pm

Did you know that there are over 2000 species of wild bees in Australia? Join PhD researcher, Amelie Vanderstock in learning about our native bees, how we can recognise them and where we can find them.

What to Expect:

This will be a participatory workshop where we will see who is buzzing in the Lyttleton garden with a 'Wild Pollinator Count' together. We’ll discuss which native bees we can find in the Mountains, what we can we do to support them, and of course, share the buzz on native bees.

About your Tutor:

Amelie Vanderstock is a PhD researcher at the University of Sydney. She is passionate about native pollinators, environmental education and the power of co-creating science to build community. She became an insect ecologist because she has always felt a deep wonder for the amazing world of insects and their fascinating lives. Her dream is to share this wonder in active participatory ways with the broader community- because we are all scientists! Aside from academic presentations, Amelie regularly facilitates ecology workshops for all ages with local councils and community groups. She has been an educator for 10 years, and recently facilitated lets BEE Scientists; an experimental ecology course for primary and high school aged students in the Blue Mountains. From teaching in university laboratories to Woodford Folk Festival, her teaching style is both interactive and creative- making science an accessible and enjoyable experience for all!

All workshop materials are included. There will be some helpful ID pamphlets to continue your identification skills at home!

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