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I don’t normally ask readers to assist (even with good causes), however you’ll really feel nice about this one.

The College of Calgary, the place I’m trying on the interplay between honey bees and native bees, has a sensible group of scholars learning biodiversity – and fairly just a few are eager to know as a lot as attainable about pollinator range. This implies observing, counting, photographing, mapping, and documenting. You possibly can donate to assist these future ecologists via the College of Calgary Giving Day.

Among the many many tasks elevating public curiosity and consciousness for pollinators on the College of Calgary, there’s a sensible discipline information to bumble bees. Get your personal free copy from this hyperlink. Productions like this take time, effort, and even somewhat extra cash to provide, so please assist us via the College of Calgary’s Giving Day challenge. In the meantime, right here’s a glimpse at one of many pages from the bumble bee guide. (The precise visible high quality is a lot better than my repro, as you’ll see whenever you obtain the unique guide.)

Wish to know extra about Giving Day? Right here’s the announcement from the college’s Biodiversity and Bee Campus Initiative:

The College of Calgary is a chosen Bee Campus, the place college students, college, and employees analysis and promote pollinator, invertebrate, and plant biodiversity on campus and past. Your reward permits us to proceed providing course-based and co-curricular analysis and experiential studying experiences for college students, outreach and group occasions, creation and sharing of biodiversity sources and coaching instruments, and group/citizen science initiatives to check and advance the understanding and conservation of biodiversity.

Extra info on our designation and the efforts your contribution will assist might be discovered right here:

You make it occur

If you donate to the College of Calgary, you’re investing in the neighborhood — and on Giving Day, your reward can have double the affect! Whether or not supporting scholarships, schools, analysis or any one in every of our different designated funds, all eligible Giving Day donations made by April 21 might be matched, greenback for greenback, as much as $2,500 per reward whereas matching funds final.

Since its launch in 2017, Giving Day has raised greater than $6 million to create lasting, constructive change — on campus, in the neighborhood and past — by creating distinctive pupil experiences, advancing crucial analysis and empowering the subsequent era of enterprise and group leaders.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working on the College of Calgary. He’s additionally a geophysicist and does a little bit of science writing and running a blog. Ron has labored as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He is primarily based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


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