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The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 18-24, 2012 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Pollinator Partnership is also proud to announce that the United States Department of Interior has designated National Pollinator Week on June 18-24, 2012 by the Secretary of the Department of Interior, Ken Salazar.

Nationwide Events

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Event
When
Contact
Anywhere and Everywhere
National Moth Week

National Moth Week (www.nationalmothweek.org) is a celebration of moths and biodiversity. It is being held July 23-29, 2012.

Why moths? With more than 10,000 species in North America alone, moths offer endless options for study, education, photography and fun. Moths can be found everywhere from inner cities, to suburban backyards and the most wild and remote places. The diversity of moths is simply astounding. Their colors and patterns are often dazzling or so cryptic that they define camouflage. Shapes and sizes span the gamut with some as small as a pinhead and others as large as a hand. Most moths are nocturnal creatures of the night, and need to be sought to see – others fly like butterflies during the day. Finding moths is easy and can be as simple as leaving a porch light on and checking it after dark. Serious moth aficionados use special lights and baits to attract them. Moths are also featured widely in literature and art providing a different angle for enjoyment and study. Moth Nights are often held by nature groups and allow an easy opportunity for an introduction or for more serious pursuits. National Moth Week brings together everyone interested in moths to celebrate these amazing insects. It is hoped that groups and individuals from all across the country will spend some time during National Moth Week looking for moths and sharing what they’ve found. During National Moth Week attend a Moth Night event, start one, get some friends and neighbors together and check the porch lights from time to time, set up a light and see what is in your own backyard, read literature about moths.

But no matter what, participate; the richness of moths is sure to fascinate. National Moth Week: Exploring Nighttime Nature.
July 23-29, 2012
David Moskowitz\Liti Haramaty Liti@nationalmothweek.org 
Anywhere!
Bees, Biotech, and more on Biofortified.org

Join beekeeper and plant scientist Karl Haro von Mogel for a series of articles about honeybees, swarms, biotechnology, pesticides, rescuing hives from houses, and the politics of Honey at Biofortified.org. Have our questions about issues that concern bees answered by someone who loves bees. http://www.biofortified.org/2012/06/for-the-love-of-bees/
All Week, and beyond  
Head out to any park, greenspace, National Forest, Wildlife Refuge, Zoo or Aquarium, your own backyard--anywhere wildlife can be found!
Nationwide USA!
Get to Know Pollinator Week Contest!

The Get to Know Contest is a national Youth Arts Contest open to all Americans aged 19 and under. Youth are invited to submit art, writing, photography, video, and music from April 7 - July 16th, 2012. In celebration of National Pollinator Week, June 18-24, the Get to Know Program, PPG, and Wildlife Habitat Council are pleased to offer a special prize giveaway for youth who submit artwork featuring their favorite pollinator species. Enter by June 24 and you could win a Pollinator Prize Pack!

Enter online at www.get-to-know.org/contest.
June 18 - 24, 2012 Tyler Finley
tfinley@gettoknow.ca


Alabama

Location
Event
When
Contact
Alabama
By proclamation, Governor Dr. Robert J. Bentley declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Alabama. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Dr. Robert J. Bentley



Arkansas

Location
Event
When
Contact
Arkansas
By proclamation, Governor Mike Beebe declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arkansas. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Mike Beebe




Arizona

Location
Event
When
Contact
Arizona
By proclamation, Governor Jan Brewer declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arizona. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Jan Brewer
Tohono Chul Park Nature.Art.Culture
7366 North Paseo del Norte Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-742-6455

It’s the Year of the Bat – Celebrate National Pollinator Week with Us!

Pollinator populations continue to decline – from bats to bees to beetles to butterflies and birds – species that are vital to a functioning ecosystem, ensuring the crops we eat, dispersing the seeds of future generations and controlling insect pests. This summer we’re celebrating the Year of the Bat, a 2011-2012 designation of the United Nations Environment Programme focusing international attention on the uniqueness of the earth’s 1,100 bat species, and National Pollinator Week (June 18-24, 2012), established by the US Senate five years ago to recognize the invaluable services provided by these unsung heroes of the natural world and promote conservation efforts to protect them.

Join us for the following special programs both here at the Park and across the street at Whole Foods where it’s all about Honey Bee Awareness June 13-26.

funding for Year of the Bat/Pollinator Week activities provided by the Wallace Research Foundation.

at Whole Foods
Friday 6/15 or 6/22
Friday Night at the Movies

Saturday 6/16 – 11am to 1pm

Trouble in Paradise: Threats to Native Bees


Dr. Stephen Buchmann, co-author of The Forgotten Pollinators, showcases Arizona’s native bee diversity, discusses current threats to bees and other pollinators and examines the amazing ways bees make a living – from carpenters to masons to social parasite free-loaders.

Saturday 6/23 – 11am to 1pm
Beekeeping is an Art
Linda McKittrick

at Tohono Chul Park

Gardening to Attract Pollinators

Sat. Jun. 23 / 10am / Ed. Ctr. #1
Looking for a way to bring new “life” to your landscape while helping our native pollinators? Nature lovers and home gardeners have long know the satisfaction in observing birds, butterflies and bees in their own backyards. Naturalist Lynn Hassler shares tips on how you can craft a low-maintenance backyard habitat inviting to our native pollinators, offers ideas for plant combinations to sustain pollinators like butterflies through both larval and adult stages, and provides a list of attractive, enticing low-water-use plants. Enhance your personal landscape and help pollinators in the process; it’s a winning combination! Free

Bee It Ever So Humble: Homes for Bees

Sat. Jun. 23 / 2pm / Ed. Ctr. #2
Dr. Stephen Buchmann, co-author of The Forgotten Pollinators, starts this hands-on workshop with a look at the ecology and lifestyles of some of our local wood-nesting bees, and how our "bee condos" actually mimic the dead branches and trees they seek out in nature. Then it’s on to hand drills and wood blocks as participants construct a simple bee nesting block to take home and install in their landscape. Participants will have the option of leaving their bee condos “rustic” or embellishing them by painting or staining the wood. All materials provided. $35 members / $45 general public

Meet the Bats!

Sat. Jun 23 / 2-4pm / Ed. Ctr. #1
Mysterious and misunderstood, bats are essential to a healthy global ecosystem, but have you ever meet one? In this Year of the Bat, we can make that happen! Wildlife biologist Debbie Buecher and bat biologist Dr. Ronnie Sidner are joined by some of their “batty” friends in a free ranging presentation that introduces visitors to several of Arizona’s resident bat species, shares amazing facts about bat habits and habitat and shatters some long held myths and misconceptions. Bring the family and make the acquaintance of one of your flying mammal neighbors; you’ll be glad you did! Free

The Exciting Night Life of Bats!

Sat. Jun 23 / 7pm / Ed. Ctr. #1
Did you know that bats are the primary predators of night-flying insects? Or that they provide important pollination services for many of our desert’s columnar cacti and succulents? Arizona is home to 28 species of bats, more than any other state, and they can be found from the forests of the Colorado Plateau to the desert floor. Conservation biologist Karen Krebbs of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a noted bat researcher both in the United States and Mexico. She joins us for an evening presentation detailing her recent research, in particular that being conducted on the grounds of Tohono Chul Park, and shares stories about these beneficial mammals of the night skies. As a special treat, Krebbs will bring along one of her research subjects and take us outside to listen for some of the local bat chatter! Free

Beekeeping is an Art

Saturday, June 23 from 11am-1pm
Linda McKittrick, Tucson beekeeper and artist discusses the art of backyard beekeeping, as well as the larger history of beekeeping and current threats to bee populations. Sharing some of her tools of the trade, Linda provides insight into bees as an integral part of thriving food system, our health and our planet. Free

June 23, 2012 various times Stephen Buchmann
buchmann.stephen@gmail.com
1611 North Second Ave Ajo, AZ 85321 What's all the Buzzz about?

Join the buzzzzz - get involved in the National Pollinator Week at your local wildlife refuge, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The visitor center will have extended hours on Friday, June 22, 2012. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there will be community oriented activities including a pollinator demonstration, instructional talk on growing a butterfly garden and actual planting by the community in a designated butterfly garden outside the visitor center. Included in the evening will be gardening tips, interactive themed crafts for children, pollinator book sales, pollinator produced refreshments and giveaways! Each family and individual who participates will be given a milkweed plant to begin their own pollinator garden. All this learning fun is designed for the Ajo community while contributing to our polllinator world.Don’t miss out – call the refuge today to reserve your shovel and milkweed plant!
June 22, 2012 Margot Bissell
margot_bissell@fws.gov




California

Location
Event
When
Contact
California
By proclamation, Governor Jerry Brown declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of California. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Jerry Brown
11997 Singer Lane, Spring Valley in San Diego, CA 91978
Hike with a Ranger, Celebrate Pollinator Week!

Hike with a Ranger, Celebrate Pollinator Week! Featuring an Entomologist from the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Ecological Services Division in Carlsbad. Did you know that 80% of all plants and 75% of all the food people eat depend on pollination? What is this process all about? What role does it play in the native habitat? Come learn about pollinators and what you can do to help. Explore nature, and immerse yourself in the beautiful chaparral habitat in your backyard - the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. Pack water and bring binoculars if you have them. All ages, however there is no shade, so bring a hat!

To learn more about native pollinators, visit: http://www.fws.gov/pollinators

To visit the Pollinator Partnership Website, visit: http://www.pollinator.org/
Sunday, June 24 9-11am
Online at www.ArtPlantae.com Riverside, CA 92507 A Celebration of British Wild Bees & Their Flowers

An online conversation with Valerie Littlewood. Valerie has been a commercial illustrator, designer for industry, artist and art lecturer for many years. Most recently, she has been drawing plants and insects, becoming more and more interested in their relationships and their conservation. Currently she is drawing bees and other pollinators and has a traveling show called: BUZZ: A Celebration of British Bees and Their Flowers showcasing 24 of Britain's bees. Valerie was awarded a bursary from The Society for All Artists in 2012 to help encourage creative people of all abilities to take inspiration from the natural world, from insects, bees and flowers and to understand more about their important relationship to us.
June 18-24, 2012 ArtPlantae education@artplantae.com
Arcadia EcoHome
Arcadia, California 91006
CIEDM - ISERI 2nd Annual Event on Environment & Oceans

The event aims to raise public awareness of June being the Great Outdoors Month for us and June 18-24 being the great outdoor week for pollinators. With the 1st of the 2 workshops on June 3, participants include mainly the youth group of the Xilai Temple in Hacienda Heights. Dr. Edward Huang presents the event theme & gives a tour of Arcadia EcoHome, a rated green building with its yard been certified as a Wildlife Habitat, Pollinator Garden & Ocean Friendly Garden. It ends with a voluntary cleaning up of Camino Grove Park in the neighborhood and sidewalks between the EcoHome & the Park to reduce the stormwater runoff impacts on our environment and ocean. On June 5, the World Environment Day, an identical workshop takes place and the participants are mainly the ground maintenance group of the Temple.
2 - 4:30pm, June 3
& June 5, 2012
Dr. Edward Huang
ciedmeco@gmail.com
All guests must RSVP at the email listed. You will receive an email confirmation with the address and directions. Please list all guests names. All guests must have a government I.D. to enter property. Kids ages 5 and up are permitted and do not require I.D.
Canoga Park, California 91304-1148
Boeing Bee Fest with Pollinator Partnership

In an effort to heighten awareness about the importance of pollinators and recognize the role these small creatures play at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Boeing is hosting the first ever Boeing Bee Fest with the Pollinator Partnership. We will set up a portion of the site like a festival with booths about pollinators and will provide a short guided biological walk and pollinator-friendly games and activities for kids.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tamara Johnson
ssflspecialevents@boeing.com
62057 29 Palms Hwy.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Pollination week celebration & apiary education! Product of the hive potluck! Bring your product of the hive recipe to share.

A new group of beekeepers and folks interested in bees. This will be our second meeting. The first on was a big hit. We aim to provide apiary education & enjoy a product of the hive potluck.
June 19th, 2012, 7:30 Jenny Holmes
holmeshealth@gmail.com
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
Dig In! Pollinator Gardening Day at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Visit the Museum Pollinator Garden all week to see the beautiful native plants in bloom. Check out our demonstration bee hive and learn about why bees and pollinators are a crucial part of ecosystems supporting all life on Earth. And join us on Friday, June 22 at 3:30pm to learn about native species and tend the garden in preparation for our Summer Saturday Series starting June 23 at 11am.
Friday, June 22, 3:30pm Jen Barker
jen@santacruzmuseums.org
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Ave. Claremont State, CA 91711

The Butterfly Pavilion

Walk among and learn about native Southern California butterflies. The Butterfly Pavilion at RSABG unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home this spring and summer.

Tickets are $2 in addition to Garden admission.

Garden admission:
RSABG members: free
Adults: $8
Seniors and students: $6
Children: 3-12: $4

More information at http://www.rsabg.org/events-upcoming/581-butterfly-pavilion

Daily until July 29, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visit website for more info
2220 Ventura Blvd. Camarillo, CA 93010 I will have an information booth at the entrance of the Farmer's Market. I would like to hand out informational material. I am also would like to refer people who sell native plants at the market. If successful I would like to coordinate for an actual event next year. July 23rd, 2012 Sylvia Garcia
ibrakeforgatos@aol.com
40971 North Shore Drive
Fawnskin, CA Zipcode 92333
Pollinators Week at the Big Bear Discovery

Join the Big Bear Discovery Center for events throughout the week to celebrate Pollinators Week 2012! We will have fun games, activities and exhibits from local students set up. Check out our website for more details on event times. www.NationalForestAssociation.org
6/18-6/24 Meredith Brandon
click here to email
Sacramento City Historic Cemetery
1000 Broadway
Sacramento, California 95818
Pollinator Sensation

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with us and learn about our pollinator friends. Families invited. Refreshments.

Children's Walk and Learn about Native Bees, Landscaping for Pollinators Walks.
June 24, 2012
10am-2 pm
Julie Serences
cnpsgarden@gmail.com
13xx 8th Ave.
Arcadia, California 91006
ISERI-CIEDM Meetup on Daylight Appreciation & Pollination

CIEDM and ISERI staff are gathering on Wednesday June 20, 2012 to celebrate two special environment events in the US: the National Daylight Appreciation Day on June 21 and the National Pollinator Week on June 18-24. We are blogging to raise public awareness of and actions on these events.

June 21, 2012, is the National Daylight Appreciation Day. It is created as a way to increase awareness about benefits and innovative uses of daylight in our everyday lives. It is also a day of education and awareness, leading us toward a more energy-efficient planet. We encourage everyone to use more daylight at home and work and keep the electrical lights turned off.

With flowers blossming in summer and most pollinators working in daylight, this week , June 18-24, is proclaimed National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. The growing concern for the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations is a sign of progress, but it is vital that we continue to creat environment to support pollinators.

We will meet in Arcadia EcoHome, take advantage of the longer daylight to do yard work in the EcoHome's garden, a certified Pollinator Habitat, and to improve its support for pollinators. Specifically we will seed California Poppys in a plot of the frondyard to increase the garden areas for native plants.and native pollinators.
10:30am, June 20, 2012 Dr. Edward Huang ciedmeco@gmail.com
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Honey Celebration

For National Pollinator Week (June 18-24), the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market will be all abuzz at CUESA's Honey Celebration. Taste honey ice cream, watch honey-inspired cooking demos by local chefs, pick up recipes for cooking with honey at home, and learn more about honeybees. Visit: http://cuesa.org/events/2012/honey-celebration
Saturday, June 23, 10am-1pm  




Colorado

Location
Event
When
Contact
Colorado
By proclamation, Governor John Hickenlooper declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Colorado. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor John Hickenlooper
Colorado (Various locations) Pollinator Week Promotion

Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA), along with Boulder County Beekeepers Association (BCBA), Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association (NCBA) and BBB Seed Company have partnered with 18 Larimer and Boulder County nurseries and garden centers to provide the public with additional information on pollinators. Booths with pollinator information and products will be set up at all participating nurseries for the week and a gardener and a beekeeper will be on hand Saturday, June 23rd to answer additional questions.
June 18-24, 2012 Beth Conrey president@coloradobeekeepers.org
166 Cedar City
Akron, Colorado 80720
Pollinator Workshop

Learn the importance of pollinating insects and how to establish pollinator plantings successfully and how pollinators are important for wildlife habitat.
June 18, 9:00 a m to 1:30 pm Jerry Miller
jmiller@pheasantsforever.org
See locations listed on the right

Celebrating & Honoring Pollinators in Northern Colorado!

BBB Seed Company (Boulder, CO), The Colorado State Beekeepers Assoc., Northern Colorado Beekeepers Assoc., Boulder County Beekeepers Assoc. & 17 garden centers/stores across Boulder & Larimer Counties in Colorado are teaming up to celebrate National Pollinator Week! We will have a Pollinator Table set up at all 17 locations during Pollinator Week June 18-24th with pollinator literature, brochures, children's activities, pollinator wildflower mixes, honey sticks, bee boxes and more. On June 23rd from 10am-2pm, each table will have a beekeeper & gardener there to answer any questions adults & children may have about pollinators, planting for pollinators, protecting pollinators, etc! Come help us Celebrate, Honor & Protect our Precious Pollinators!


Downtown Ace Hardware (Ft. Collins,CO)
Fort Collins Nursery (Ft. Collins, CO)
Bath Garden Center (Ft. Collins, CO)
Fossil Creek Nursery (Ft. Collins, CO)
Gulley Greenhouse (Ft. Collins, CO)
Gardens at Spring Creek (Ft.Collins, CO)
JAX Ranch & Home (Ft. Collins, CO)
JAX (Loveland,CO) Gateway Garden Center (Loveland, CO)
Rabbit Shadow Greenhouse (Loveland, CO)
Orchards Ace Hardware, (Loveland, CO)
L & M Garden Center, (Berthoud, CO)
Flower Bin (Longmont, CO) JAX (Lafayette, CO)
McGuckin Hardware (Boulder, CO)
Harlequin's Gardens (Boulder, CO)
Whole Foods (Boulder, CO)

Saturday, June 23 10am-2pm Beth Conrey & Cheryl Soldati info@bbbseed.com




Connecticut

Location
Event
When
Contact
Blue Horse Arts
250 Porter Street Watertown,Connecticut

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust
5 Church Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798
Art of the Earth-Plight of the Pollinator

Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust located in Woodbury, in conjunction with Blue Horse Arts Studio, in Watertown, Connecticut, seeks artwork for an upcoming exhibition in June, 2012. Artists will be challenged to create works of art inspired by nature and/or critical environmental issues. This “Art of the Earth” series of events will encompass seasonal group exhibitions starting this spring with an initial call for art and multimedia creations for a “Plight of the Pollinators” exhibition. This exhibition will be open to the local and online community in an effort to raise awareness of the vital importance of the role of pollinators in maintaining the health of our food and eco-systems.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
May 4th, 2012 Exhibition opening will be held on Saturday June, 2nd, 2012. The exhibition will run from June 2, 2012 - June 22, 2012

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE ONLINE
https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=949

Finalists will be notified by email on MAY, 15th, 2012
For more information visit,
www.flandersnaturecenter.org bluehorsearts.com
June 2-22, 2012
Flanders Nature Center
& Land Trust flanders@flandersnaturecenter.org
660 Mountain Rd
West Hartford, CT 06117
Save The Pollinators

The week of June 18 – 24 has been declared ‘pollinator week’ for 2012!! Join us for garden blogger Karla Dalley’s lecture focusing on the plight of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other garden pollinators. Learn how to plant a garden to attract these necessary garden friends; and preserve and protect them in the future.

June 16 - 11am, 2012

 




Delaware

Location
Event
When
Contact
Delaware
By proclamation, Governor Jack A. Markell declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Delaware. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Jack A. Markell
Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH)
1810 North Dupont Street
website: http://thedch.org Wilmington, DE 19806
Meet the Bees: What Bees

Bees make honey, wax, propolis & royal jelly. Visit TheDCH's busiest workers and peek inside the hives to learn more about a bee's life.
Tues, June 19, 2012 (5:30 - 6:30 PM) Wendy Scott wscott@thedch.org




Florida

Location
Event
When
Contact
Florida
By proclamation, Governor Richard Lynn Scott declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Florida. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Richard Lynn Scott
16450 NW 31 Place (off Hwy 347, 1 mile south of Fowler's Bluff, 15 miles out of Chiefland.)
Chiefland, FL 32626
Photo Safari for Pollinators

Kids ages 8 - 15 will be loaned a digital camera to photograph pollinators in the wild & in the pollinator garden. The Refuge Ranger will print them off as well as supply a nature journal for kids to glue the photos and make notes of the day's shots.
June 19, 2012
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4140 24th St SE
Ruskin, Fl 33570
Butterfly Survey Hike

Hike to count butterflies for the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network.
June 23, 2012, 9:30-11am Dolly Cummings
campbayou@gmail.com
505 Guana River Road Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Pollinator Day

The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting it's first ever Pollinator Day! Bee biologist, Jaime Pawelek, will give a short talk about bees and other pollinators and will then lead tours in the native plant garden. Several groups will be in attendance educating everyone about bats, butterflies, native bees, honey bees, and hummingbirds as pollinators. Come out and see a demonstration honey bee hive, sample and purchase local honey from bee keeper Joan Kramer. Native pollinator friendly plants will be available for purchase from our local Sea Oats chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society as well.
June 23, 2012 from 10am-2pm Jaime Pawelek jaime.pawelek@dep.state.fl.us
1255 Lighthouse Road St. Marks, FL 32355 Tots On Trails

Bring your little ones to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge for fun activities and a short ranger-led walk.
July 12, 2012 at 11am  




Georgia

Location
Event
When
Contact
Georgia
By proclamation, Governor Nathan Deal declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Georgia. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Nathan Deal
University of Georgia Marine Extension Service
715 Bay Street City: Brunswick, GA 31520
UGA MAREX CoastScapes National Pollinator Week Celebration

The CoastScapes Conservation Landscaping Program of the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant and partners are celebrating National Pollinator Week with tours of our native plant gardens, talks about how to protect pollinators and create habitat for pollinators, honey tasting, and other fun activities!
Wednesday, June 20
@ 9-11 AM
Keren Giovengo
giovengo@uga.edu
Atlanta Zoo
800 Cherokee Avenue
Southeast Atlanta, GA
Come explore the world of pollinators at the Atlanta Zoo!

FWS staff will have a pollinator exhibit located next to the Gerogia Nature turtle exhibit. There will be lots of hands-on activities for all ages!
June 23, 2012 (Saturday) 10am-2pm Teri Nallett
404-679-4186




Hawaii

Location
Event
When
Contact
Hawaii
By proclamation, Governor Neil Abercrombie declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Hawaii. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Neil Abercrombie




Idaho

Location
Event
When
Contact
City of Moscow, Idaho
By proclamation, Governor Nancy Chaney declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the City of Moscow. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Mayor Nancy Chaney



Indiana

Location
Event
When
Contact
June 22nd:
State & Monroe, LaPorte, IN
June 23rd:
1500 Tryon Rd., Michigan City, IN (Daytime events)
and
4318 W US Hwy. 20
LaPorte, IN
(Evening event)
Michigan City & LaPorte, IN
The Birds + The Bees Festival

In honor of National Pollinator Week, the Tryon Farm Institute (tfinstitute.org), a non-profit environmental education organization, is hosting a week of recreational and educational pollinator-themed events.

Activities include: Friday, June 22nd -Free screening of Bee Movie in downtown LaPorte

Saturday, June 23rd -Daytime event at Tryon Farm (Michigan City) with pollinator-themed educational workshops for kids and adults, and a local goods market -1:00 screening of the documentary Queen of the Bees -Benefit dinner of pollinator-sourced at Holy Macaroni Cafe with keynote speaker Jennifer Hopwood of the Xerces Society, silent auction, and raffle for two-night stay at the downtown Chicago Marriott, including private tour of their rooftop beekeeping operation.

Tickets are still available for the benefit dinner (click here). All other events listed above are open to the general public. In addition to this list, we're also having two private educational events for children from Lake Hills Elementary and Lydia Home Association.
June 22nd (8pm);
June 23rd (11am-2pm & 7pm)
Naomi Neal (TFI Intern) naomi@tryonfarm.com




Illinois

Location
Event
When
Contact
Ilinois
By proclamation, Governor Pat Quinn declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Illinois. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Pat Quinn
Welcome Center, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Illinois 60451
Buzzing About the Prairie

Come to the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie near Wilmington, Illinois on Tuesday, June 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to explore prairie pollinators and help plant a pollinator garden! The activity includes hands-on planting, sweep netting, and pollinator watching and is suitable all ages and abilities. Buzzing About the Prairie will take place at Midewin’ s Welcome Center at 30239 South State Route 53, Wilmington, Illinois 60481. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is a USDA Forest Service site and is the largest contiguous open green space in northeastern Illinois, at about 30 square miles. It is also the largest prairie restoration project east of the Mississippi River. Midewin includes many miles of hiking or biking trails. Registration for the event is limited. Contact Midewin at (815) 423-6370 or email us at Midewin_rsvp@fs.fed.us . If you use email, you will receive a reply confirming your registration. To learn more about Midewin go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/midewin
Tuesday, June 19, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Midewin at (815) 423-6370 or email us at Midewin_rsvp@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.usda.gov/midewin




Kansas

Location
Event
When
Contact
Kansas
By proclamation, Governor Sam Brownback declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Kansas. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Sam Brownback
Manhattan Plant Materials Center
3800 South 20th Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
38th National American Butterfly Association Count

Volunteers should meet at the PMC and from there will get instructions on how to participate in the count. The count area covers a 15-mile diameter circle with the PMC, Konza Prairie, and Manhattan located in the circle. Due to the size of the survey area, PMC staff will organize volunteers to cover as much area as possible. While knowledge of butterflies is a plus, it is not necessary,” he said. More information about the butterfly count is available at www.naba.org.
July 12, 2012,
9 a.m.
Richard Wynia richard.wynia@ks.usda.gov




Kentucky

Location
Event
When
Contact
Kentucky
By proclamation, Governor Steve Beshear declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Kentucky. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Steve Beshear
50 Kendall Road Jamestown, KY 42629
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Pollinator Week Event

Nature Rocks! Family Nature Club is a program jointly sponsored by the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Library System for youth. The June event will focus on Gardening and Pollinators in Kentucky and is open to all families and their children. This event will include a presentation by a local bee keeper and information about other pollinators found in Kentucky along with games and snacks.
June 18-24, 2012
Eileen Tramontana, Environmental Education/ Volunteer Specialist
eileen_tramontana@fws.gov
or 270-343-3797





Maine

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Maine
By proclamation, Governor Paul LePage declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Maine. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Paul LePage




Maryland

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Event
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Contact
Maryland
By proclamation, Governor Martin O'Malley declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Maine. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Martin O'Malley
All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Road
Bowie, MD 20716
Destination Pollination: Exploring the World of Pollinators

Maryland Department of Natural Resources' biologist Kerry Wixted will share the many benefits of pollinators, as well as their diversity and the challenges they face. She will focus on pollinators found in Maryland, and ways to help attract them to your landscape.

This event is co-hosted by the Bowie Gardens for Wildlife Habitat Team, Bowie-Upper Marlboro Beekeepers Association (BUMBA), Maryland State Beekeepers Association (MSBA), Old Bowie Wild Bird & Nature Store, Patuxent Nursery, MOM's Organic Market, Friends of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Patuxent Research Refuge.
Friday, JUNE 22, 7 pm
Bowie City Hall 15901 Excalibur Road
Bowie, Maryland 20716
Maryland Pollinator Week Proclamation Presentation to Bowie City Council

The Bowie Gardens for Wildlife Habitat Team, Bowie-Upper Marlboro Beekeepers Association, Maryland State Beekeepers Association, and MOM's Organic Market present Governor O'Malley's Maryland Pollinator Week Proclamation to Bowie Mayor Robinson and City Council Members
June 18, 8 pm  
Patuxent Nursery 2410 North Crain Highway
Bowie, Maryland 20716
Bees!

Linda Thompson, an enthusiastic local beekeeper will discuss the benefits of, the problems faced by, and the best practices for honeybees and native bees.
Saturday June 23 at noon  
The Salisbury Zoo
755 South Park Drive
Salisbury, MD 21801
Pollinator Day at the Salisbury Zoo

Displays set up by the University of Maryland Extension Service and the Lower Eastern Shore Beekeeper's Association sharing information about the importance of pollinators.
June 24, 2012 10 am to 2 pm  
Herring Run Park; Belair Road and Shannon Drive Baltimore, MD 21213 Community Greening Resource Network Native Plant Give-Away

The Community Greening Resource Network (CGRN)supports community gardens, school gardens and home gardeners throughout the City of Baltimore, giving members access materials and education.

Several times throughout the growing season, CGRN hosts Give-Away Days where members can pick up seeds, plants and other garden related materials. With support from Blue Water Baltimore, Herring Run Nursery and funds from the Chespaeake Bay Trust, the June Give-Away will feature native plants that will produce food (and medicine) for gardeners, pollinators, and another animals.

To top it off Blue Water will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop during the Give-Away! Build your own and learn how collecting rainwater helps our streams and Bay.
June 24, 2012 Katie Dix katie.dix@parksandpeople.org




Massachusetts

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Event
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Contact
Massachusetts
By proclamation, Governor Deval Patrick declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Massachusetts. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Deval Patrick
Red Wing Farm Open Space on Maple Avenue
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Red Wing Farm Bee House Project

Creation of Bee Houses using recycled materials and invasive plant stems. Houses will be hung at town open space sites. Community activity incorporating the Chelmsford Conservation Commission, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other interested parties.
TBD Cori Rose
corirose@comcast.net
Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Native Bee Workshop

Native Bee Biologist Joan Milam who has surveyed bees of the nearby Montague Plains will describe the lives of some local native bee pollinators and show participants how they appear at close range with microscopes.
Saturday June 23, 2012 aurel Carpenter
Laurel_Carpenter@fws.gov




Michigan

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Contact
Meet at the Barton Dam entrance of Barton Nature Area.The parking lot is at the corner of Huron River Drive and Bird Road. Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Stewardship Workday at Barton Nature Area

Help keep Barton beautiful by hand-pulling spotted knapweed, bittercress and other invasive plant species that threaten the native wildflowers of this natural area. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Minors must either be accompanied by a guardian or contact NAP in advance to obtain a release form if you would like older children to participate on their own. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided. Free.
www.a2gov.org/nap
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
9am- 12pm
Outreach Assistant
outreach@a2gov.org
MSU Horticultural Demonstration Gardens
on the southwest side of Bogue Street and Wilson Road on the MSU campus
East Lansing, MI 48824

Bee Palooza 2012

To help celebrate National Pollinator week, Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology and the Horticultural Demonstration Gardens are hosting Bee Palooza 2012 on Saturday, June 23. This will be a FREE and kid-friendly event!

WHAT TO EXPECT: An afternoon of education and fun for all who are interested in learning more about pollinators and what we can do to help them. Short educational demonstration sessions will be held every half hour starting at 1pm in various parts of the garden (pick up a map at the info booth at the entrance). You will learn about some of the many different species of native bees that live in Michigan, the important role of bees in food production, how to design your garden to attract and support pollinators, and how to build a native bee hotel.

Especially for kids, a short self-guided pollinator scavenger hunt will be available between 1 and 4pm (pick up your first clue at the info booth to the gardens), storytelling (at 1:30 and 2pm), and pollinator-themed face painting! Fun musical entertainment will be underway from 2-3.

Find the event on Facebook: “MSU Bee-palooza 2012!”

June 23rd, 1-4pm.
This event is weather-dependent and will be cancelled in the event of rain.
Rufus Isaacs
isaacsr@msu.edu




Minnesota

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Event
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Contact
Sherburne History Center 10775 27th Avenue SE
Becker, MN 55308
Pollinator Party 2012

K-5th grade students will meet a bee keeper, go on a polliantor plant scavenger hunt in a priarie, build bee hotels and enjoy pollinator dependant treats!
Saturday June 23, 2012
9:30-11:30 A.M.
21730 173rd Street NW Big Lake, MN 55309 Uplands Clearing Tour

People will tour a native landscape at a private residence. They will take part in a prairie walk, a pollinator garden talk and view educational displays, create butterfly garden seed packets - even enjoy pollinator dependant refreshments.
June 20, 2012; 4-6 P.M. Gina Hugo
ghugo@sherburneswcd.org
REI - Bloomington 750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420
Landscaping for Pollinators and Honeybee Keeping

Author and Speaker Elain Evans will speak about improving private lands and home yards for pollinators. Gary Reuter, a longtime honeybee keeper, will speak about honey bee keeping. Workshop attendees will also be able to build simple nests to take home with them. Pollinator dependent refreshments and treats will be served.
Wednesday June 20th starting at 6:30pm Claire Bleser cbleser@ninemilecreek.org




Missouri

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Missouri
By proclamation, Governor Jay Nixon declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Missouri. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Jay Nixon
4968 Rangeline Road Columbia, MO
65201-8973
Bobwhite Quail and Native Pollinator Field Day

1:00- 3:00 PM
Quail Management & Pollinator Planting Demonstrations:
- ATV Sprayer and Warm Season Grass Drill Calibration, Tree Planting Demonstration and Bird Dog Training Demonstrations from Perfection Kennels

3:00- 4:00 PM
Plenary Speaker: Why pollinator habitat and native pollinators can be the key to your quail habitat management success
- Pete Berthelsen, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Senior Field Coordinator, Elba, Nebraska - Winner of the 2011 Farmer/Rancher Pollinator Award from the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign

4:15- 7:00 PM
Quail Management Classroom Techniques & Field Tours:
- Quail Management 101, Predator effects, Prescribed Burning & Quail Ecology, Pollinator Plots Tour
June 21st 1pm - dark Elsa Gallagher - Quail Forever Regional Biologist egallagher@quailforever.org
http://aes.missouri.edu/Bradford
2450 Old State Rd Rosebud, Missouri 63091 Pollinator and Native Wildflower Workshop

1) The Importance of Pollinators
2) What IS Pollinator Habitat?
3) Managing Pollinator Habitat
4) Great Pollinator Habitat = Great Wildlife Habitat
5) High Diversity ≠ Expensive Seed Mixes
6-9pm Tuesday June, 19th Ryan Diener
rdiener@quailforever.org
804 County Highway 229
Chaffee, MO 63740
Pollinator and Wildflower Workshop

Learn about..
1. How to establish, manage, and identify wildflowers.
2. Why wildflowers and pollinators are important to wildlife and ecosystems.
3. Alternative native seed mixtures that can be more diverse while less expensive.

Please contact Scott James for RSVP, directions, and/or disability accommodation.
June 19th,
5:30-7:30pm
Scott James sjames@pheasantsforever.org




Montana

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Montana
By proclamation, Governor Brian Schweitzer declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Montana. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Brian Schweitzer
2220 Tschache St Bozeman, MT 59718 Pollinator Gardens: Find Out What the Buzz is About

The public is invited to a pollinator garden presentation at REI, 2220 Tschache Street, Bozeman, June 7th, 6:30 pm. Participants will learn how to protect and increase pollinator habitat through the installation of pollinator gardens. A pollinator garden project at the Bridger Alternative Program at Bozeman High School will also be highlighted. The program presenters, Casey Delphia, Research Associate in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University, Dan LaFrance, owner of Arrowleaf Design, and Tyler Schroeder, MSU landscape design graduate, will share their experience and knowledge.The program is hosted by the Bridger Alternative Program at Bozeman High School, Tributary Fund, and Arrowleaf Landscape Design.Please visit the REI website at http://www.rei.com/stores/136 for more information.

What is a Pollinator Garden?
A pollinator garden is designed to attract bees, butterflies, wasps, beetles and other beneficial insects to pollinate flowers. Birds and bats can also pollinate flowers. A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen between flowers allowing plants to reproduce. The outcome is the production of healthy fruit and fertile seeds. Pollinator gardens are strategically placed in mostly sunny locations since bees and butterflies prefer sunny and meadow-like conditions. They can also be located in narrow landscapes areas, such as fencerows, hedgerows, windbreaks, or along stream and roadside corridors to provide habitat that links farms and meadow.

Can't attend the presentation, but would like to know more? We'll also host a community open house/dig day at Bozeman High School in the courtyard at the intersection of Main Street and 11th Ave., June 27th, 4-6 pm. Bring your shovel, gloves and your questions. The students participating in the STReaM (Summer Tutoring for Reading and Math) could also use help with plants for the pollinator garden. If you have plants from your yard to share, please contact Sharlyn Izurieta, or purchase a plant for the garden through our donate a plant program. Plants can be purchased at Oak Gardens Nursery and Landscaping, Lawson's Nursery and Landscaping, and Murdoch's Ranch & Supply.

STReaM is summer program for "at-risk" students attending Bozeman High School, Sacajawea and Chief Joseph Middle Schools. Students participating in the program will plant a garden to attract pollinators to the Bridger Alternative Program’s vegetable gardens.Students will learn the importance of pollinators in our environment, and in particular, to sustainable agriculture in Montana. The program will also “jump-start” the Bridger Alternative Program’s Sustainable Systems Program, beginning Fall 2012. The program is a career pathway to Montana State University’s Sustainable Food, and Bioenergy Systems (SFBS) program.

For more information, please contact Sharlyn Izurieta, (406) 219-3739 or sgizuri@gmail.com.
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
6:30 p.m.

Sharlyn Izurieta
sgizuri@gmail.com





Nebraska

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Nebraska
By proclamation, Governor Dave Heineman declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Nebraska. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Dave Heineman
11700 SW 100th Street
Denton State, Nebraska 68339
The Power of Pollinators Educator Workshop

This workshop, developed for teachers and educators, will teach about native pollinators, planting for pollinators, and incorporating the study of pollinators into your curriculum and programs.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
9am - 3pm



Nevada

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Nevada
By proclamation, Governor Brian Sandoval declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Nevada. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Brian Sandoval




New Hampshire

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Contact
New Hampshire
By proclamation, Governor John Lynch declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Hampshire. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor John Lynch




New Jersey

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Event
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Contact
Burlington County Community Agricultural Center
500 Centerton Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Planting for Pollinators

Beekeeper/lavender farmer- Toni Price will give a talk about what each of us can plant to help the plight of pollinators.A tour of the pollinator habitat field strip and small demonstration plot will also be give.
June 23, 2012
2040 Springdale Road Cherry HIll, NJ 08003 Bye Bye Butterfly

Butterfly Garden Spend the summer watching our caterpillars turn into butterflies, and then join us as we release them for their annual migration to Mexico.
Saturday, September 08, 2012  




New Mexico

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Event
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Contact
New Mexico
By proclamation, Governor Susana Martinez declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Mexico. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Susana Martinez
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Romancing the Pollinators- in Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper

I wrote an article called Romancing the Pollinators educating about the intimate relationship between flowers and pollinators including specific attractors between them, how to attract pollinators, design considerations and local plant list. This article by Staci Matlock of the New Mexican will highlight many items in the article and bring attention to National Pollination Week and will be published close to the June 18th.
June 18, 2012
Maggie Lee
www.gardengaia.com
Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd NW
at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Celebrating New Mexico Pollinator Week

Imagine how bleak our diets would be without apples, melons, berries, carrots, broccoli, almonds, coffee, chocolate, and, dare I say it, chile. These foods and many other foods that nourish and comfort us depend on pollinating animals to reproduce, such as bees and wasps, flies, butterflies and moths, and beetles. But pollinators are threatened. Dramatic declines of pollinator species are being documented world-wide. The Sichuan Province of China is one of the world’s largest apple producers and they manage this by pollinating every flower by hand -- by human hand. The heavy use of pesticides and herbicides has eliminated the visitation of native pollinators and beekeepers refuse to bring their hives into the toxic environment.

Pesticide assault, loss and degradation of habitat, and the spread of disease and parasites are the primary threats to pollinators. But these threats can be mitigated by sharing information with neighbors and the greater community on how each household can contribute to pollinator conservation.

We're getting the message out to as many people as possible by hosting an afternoon of FREE “bee aware” activities on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00am – 5:00 pm during National Pollinator Week.

Activities include:
10:00 am: BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE: Feed a butterfly! Are butterfly wings water resistant? Grow a milkweed plant for Monarch butterflies, and more!
11:30 am: POLLINATORS IN THE ‘HOOD: There are hundreds of species of pollinators in New Mexico that assure that the foods we love and the foods wildlife depend on reproduce. How can you help support them?
1:00 pm: HONEY HARVEST DEMO & TASTING: How exactly do we get honey out of the hive into the jar? See a live colony up close!
1:30 pm: URBAN BEEKEEPING: Les Crowder, well-known New Mexico beekeeper, will discuss natural topbar beekeeping for urban backyards
3:00 pm: QUEEN OF THE SUN SCREENING: The bees are disappearing—why? This amazing film, sponsored by Burque Bioneers, explores that question.
Children's activities
June 23rd, 2012 11am to 4pm Jodi Hedderig
jhedderig@cabq.gov








North Carolina

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Event
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North Carolina
By proclamation, Governor Beverly Perdue declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Carolina. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Beverly Perdue
Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center
6601 Devil's Racetrack Road City: Four Oaks, NC 27524
Johnston County Pollinator Festival

In preparation of National Pollinator Week, June 18-24, Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center and Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service will host a day of fun and educational activities for the whole family. Activities include: pollinator plant scavenger hunt, pollinator festival bingo, building your own “bee condo”, tours of pollinator and native wildflower gardens, “Create Your Own Bee” artwork, bee story time, The Great Sunflower Project—including planting your own sunflower in an environmentally friendly container, “What is Pollination?” movie, visit with vendors and beekeepers and view a demonstration honeybee hive.
June 9, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Katrina McDougald
kgmcdougald@johnstoncc.edu
610 Bethany Church Moravain Falls, North Carolina 28654 Beekeeping Panel Discussion

Beekeepers always have questions. Shane Gebauer (General Manager of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm) will moderate an hour long discussion panel in the form of an online webinar in attempts to answer some of those questions. The panel consists of Dr. Larry Connor (author of numerous books and articles), Kim Flottum (editor of Bee Culture Magazine), and Dr. Jeff Pettis (Research Leader USDA Bee Lab). The webinar is free and to participate you need a computer and internet connect; however, advanced registration is required.
Here is the link to register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/907747370
June 19, 2012 7:00PM EDT Shane Gebauer info@brushymountainbeefarm.com
PO Box 390
Research Triangle Park North Carolina 27709
Bayer CropScience Pollinator Week Initiatives

Bayer CropScience will conduct several community- and employee-focused events in celebration of the contribution bees make to agriculture and to further promote bee health. Established in 2007 by Pollinator Partnership (P2), the largest non-profit organization dedicated to health, protection and conservation of all pollinating animals, Pollinator Week is an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

Bayer CropScience will plant its own pollinator strip at our U.S. headquarters in North Carolina.

Bayer employees will also be invited to a Bees ‘n Bites staff bee expert Dick Rogers, viewing honey bees first-hand in a portable hive and learning the critical role these insects play in crop and backyard pollination. Local Raleigh chef Jenny Ingrapham of Cary Dinner Fairy will sample honey-inspired dishes, including Honey Sweetened Lemon Tea with Mint, Blueberry and Local Honey Tartlets with Crème Fraiche, Frozen Honey Mojito Skewers and Goat Cheese and Peach Gallette with Honey.

Bayer CropScience will further garner support for bee health by reaching out to individuals and organizations in the community. Bayer shares a vision with Passage Home and Mawat District Boy Scouts to utilize partnerships with businesses, non-profits and caring citizens to support strengthening neighborhoods. These efforts are shown through their dedication to engage and empower the people in the neighborhood, build a sense of ownership and pride and to create a sustainable, healthy environment for those citizens to flourish.

Bayer CropScience will continue to underscore its commitment to bee health through a Pollinator Pledge to engage individuals across the nation. Bayer will donate $1 to the Pollinator Partnership (up to $10,000) for every person who visits www.beecare.bayer.com and orders a free packet of wildflower seeds to start their own pollinator strip.
June 18-24, 2012 Catharine Montgomery
click here to email
Cradle of Forestry in America Pisgah National Forest 11250 Pisgah Highway Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 Bug Day at the Cradle of Forestry

Demonstration beehive and live bees; guided bug hunts among flowers,leaves, logs and forest leaf litter; buggy games and crafts; pond explorations; guided wheelchair-accessible walk focusing on insect and forest interactions and relationships,both the benign and the unkind; play buggy games; create a Build-a-Bug craft. Meet monarch butterfly caterpillars and learn about their life cycle and conservation.
June 23, 10:00- 5:00 Cindy Carpenter
ccarpenter02@fs.fed.us
Raven Rock State Park 3009 Raven Rock Road Lillington, NC 27546 Raven Rock State Park Pollinator Party

Celebrate National Pollinator week and Raven Rock's new pollinator garden by coming to our pollinator party. Come dresses as your favorite pollinator or flower; bring in your drawinvs or paintings of bees, butterflies, moth, hummingbirds or your favorite flowers and win prizes. Learn about how pollinators and how we depend upon them. Games, videos, and other fun activities for all ages.
Saturday June 23, 2012
2 pm to 5 pm
Jessie Summers
Jessie.summers@ ncdenr.gov




North Dakota

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Event
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North Dakota
By proclamation, Governor Jack Dalrymple declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Dakota. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Jack Dalrymple




Ohio

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Contact
Ohio
By proclamation, Governor John Kasich declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Ohio. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor John Kasich




Oklahoma

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Contact
Oklahoma
By proclamation, Governor Mary Fallin declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oklahoma. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Mary Fallin
Oxley Nature Center
5701 E 36th St N
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115
Pollinator Week on Facebook

Lots of pollinator photos and tips on Oxley Nature center Facebook page all week as well as visits to local Farmer's Markets with activities and information, tying in with Local Food Month.
June 18 through June 29 Amy Morris amymorris@cityoftusa.org




Oregon

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Event
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Contact
Oregon
By proclamation, Governor John Kitzhaber declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oregon. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor John Kitzhaber
North Mountain Nature Park Center
620 N Mountain Ave Ashland, OR 97520
Kids and Bees

This is a one day camp to inspire kids to celebrate National Pollinator Week by spending the day with Bee Girl learning the benefits of our pollinator friends. Lessons and activities will include honey bee biology and vocabulary, interactive storytelling and art, crafts, and a scavenger hunt. The kids will also start their own pollinator friendly plant to bring home. Sack lunches and outside clothes and shoes required. This program is for kids going into Grades 3 - 5 only.
June 22, 2012
from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm


Bees and Beauty: Apitherapy & Benefits of Honey

A plethora of benefits come from the honey bee hive. Learn the health and beauty aspects of honey bee products. The first half of the class will offer an overview of the latest discoveries and developments of honey, royal jelly, wax, and propolis. The second half of the class will move into the kitchen for a cooking demo for honey-based skin treatment that can be made at home. Everyone will leave with easy recipes and samples that we make in class. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
June 19, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 pm
June 22, 2012
from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm





June 19, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Sarah Red-Laird sarah@beegirl.org
Oregon Zoo Washington Park
Portland, OR 97220
Pollinator Week at Oregon zoo

Bees at the insect display all week with metro beekeepers to discuss urban beekeeping and bee/insect pollination.
June 18-24, 2012 Dewey Caron carond@hort.oregonstate.edu
Howell Territorial Park, 13901 NW Howell Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97231
Pollination Celebration

On Saturday, June 23rd families are invited to join the Sauvie Island Center for a morning of learning and fun at Pollination Celebration, to be held on the grounds of the Sauvie Island Organics farm. The event, which takes place during National Pollinator Week, will feature a lesson from Sauvie Island Center’s Pollination Station curriculum. Developed through a unique partnership with the Xerces Society, the interactive curriculum provides an opportunity for kids to learn how pollination works and why pollinators are major contributors to our food system. In addition to making bee houses and tasting honey, kids will search the grounds of the farm and the native hedgerow for signs of pollinators. Then, armed with magnifying glasses, they’ll take an up-close look at how bees use their body parts to gather pollen. $10 per family. Register @ http://www.sauvieislandcenter.org/events/pollination-celebration/
Saturday, 6/23 @ 10 am Joanne Lazo joanne@sauvieislandcenter.org
Oregon Zoo 4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97214
Oregon Zoo Insect Zoo Pollinator Celebration

Come take a closer look at some amazing pollinators. Talk with beekeepers and see a live demonstration hive. Learn the bee "waggle dance" and play other pollinator themed games. All at the Oregon Zoo's Insect Zoo! For more information, visit www.oregonzoo.org
June 18-24 2012 10:00-6:00  




Pennsylvania

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Event
When
Contact
Pennsylvania
By proclamation, Governor Tom Corbett declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Pennsylvania. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Tom Corbet
538 West Butler Drive Drums, PA 18222
Crabtree Gardens, LLC

Grand Opening In honor of National Pollinator Week, Crabtree Gardens, LLC will be celebrating its Grand Opening by offering free garden tours and light refreshments. Tours can be arranged upon arrival. Our wildflower meadows and naturalized cottage gardens are a magnet for all types of pollinators. Grass paths meander throughout the meadows and appropriate footwear and sun protection is suggested. We are a Certified Pollinator Friendly Garden by Penn State Master Gardeners.
June 18-24, 2012
Briar Bush Nature Center
1212 Edge Hill Road
Abington, PA 19001
Saving Pollinators, One Garden at a Time

No matter what's growing in your garden, be it flowers or vegetables, you have to thank pollinators for making it all possible. Learn ways to make your garden more pollinator friendly through an interactive discussion.
June 20, 7:30PM Beatriz Moisset bmoisset@aol.com
Lysock View Complex Chapel Room
542 County Farm Rd. Montoursville, PA 17754
Bee Pollinator Friendly

Learn how to bee Pollinator Friendly with Penn State Master Gardeners Sandra Murray and Helen Grosso. Find out why pollinators are so important and how to attract them to your garden! Have you considerated getting your garden Pollinator certified? Learn how to achieve certification through Penn State. Find out which native plants are pollinator friendly! Enjoy our gardens,see what the buzz is all about. Honey tasting and informational handouts will also be available.Come join us for this free, fun, educational event! Free parking.
Saturday June 16th, 2012 10am until noon Helen Grosso
lycomgevent@yahoo.com
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art Nay Aug Park
1901 Mulberry Street Scranton, PA 18510
BEEyond exhibit

BEEyond examines the majesty of the honeybee through the lens of photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher, who used the power of the electron microscope to explore the intricate details of this magnificent insect. Fisher is the author of the book “BEE,” which was the third-place winner in the International Photography Awards and was recently featured on NPR. While at the Everhart, the images will be supplemented by art, artifacts, beekeeping objects, and natural science items – both from the collection and on loan – which illustrate the role of the honey bee in science, culture, and art. Financial assistance for this exhibit is provided by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Inc.
May 4 - Sept 3, 2012 BEEyond exhibit curator@everhart-museum.org
www.everhart-museum.org
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art
1901 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Directing Sunbeams exhibit

According to Henry David Thoreau, “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams,” but regional beekeepers know that the experience of working with bees can include moments of high drama. Thanks to members of the Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers and Wayne County Beekeepers Association, the Everhart Museum’s Gallery One exhibit Directing Sunbeams illustrates the trials, tribulations, and treasures of beekeeping in the Northeastern PA region.
May 4-Sept 3, 2012 Nezka Pfeifer
curator@everhart-museum.org
www.everhart-museum.org
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
Adjacent To St. Vincent College Walzer Way, Unity Township Westmeoreland Unity Township, Near Latrobe, PA
Pollinator Party

Guided tour of the pollinator garden at winnie palmer nature reserve, located at st. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. There will also be trail hikes, a beekeeper and apiary plus a pollinator friendly garden talk by a Penn State master gardener.
June 22, 2012 From 10:00am To 2:00 Pm Ron Patun ronpatun@yahoo.com
The Gardener of the Owl Valley
765 Owl Valley Road
York, PA 17406
Pollinator Weekend

Visit our Certified Pollinator Garden and learn how you can certify your backyard. Learn more about the Pennsyvania Wild Bees and how you can help them. Pollinator friendly plants for sale. Honey tastings and "wild" refreshments. Free.
June 23 and June 24
8:30am to 4:30pm
Judy Bono
click here to email
Briar Bush Nature Center
1212 Edge Hill Road
Abington, PA 19001.
Tel. 215 887 6603
Saving Pollinators, One Garden at a Time

An interactive program of a series called "Join the Conversation" sponsored by the Briar Bush Nature Center. Beatriz Moisset will lead the discussion after an introduction illustrated by her photography and observations on native pollinators and native gardening plants.
June 20, 2012
7:30 PM
Beatriz Moisset
Bmoisset@aol.com
Camphill Cafe- Camphill Village Kimberton Hills
1601 Pughtown Road Kimberton, PA 19442
In celebration of these important creatures and the work they do, the Camphill Café is offering a special menu for Pollinator week, featuring foods that are pollinated. The exceptional menu includes:

Entrée special - Coconut Curry with carrots, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, squash, raisins, cranberries and tofu (soy beans) over basmati rice.
Soup - Coconut, ginger and lemon with carrots, zucchini, celery, green beans and chick peas with rice.
Dessert - Raspberry, blueberry and blackberry crisp.

Many of the Café’s regular offerings also contain pollinated foods, including:
Chicken salad: made with safflower oil, walnuts and cranberries.
Salad dressing: made with local honey, safflower oil, sesame oil, apple cider.
Mango lassi: made with mango and cardamom

The café is open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 20, at 2 p.m. a tour of Camphill Kimberton’s gardens will be available for those interested in learning more about Camphill Kimberton’s diverse farm community. To reserve your space on the tour, please contact Bernadette Kovaleski at 610-935-8660 or bernadette@camphillkimberton.org by Monday, June 18.
June 19-23 10am-2pm Bernadette Kovaleski
bernadette@camphillkimberton.org
Spring Garden Farms Inc. 1585 Main St Birdsboro, PA 19508 June Flower Explosion!

We are a certified Backyard Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation and we will have a huge selection of herbs, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs on sale for National Pollinator Week. Including parsley, dill, zinnias, salvia, cosmos, lantana, penta, black - eyed susans, blazing star, flowering trees, such as dogwood and redbud, lilacs, and much more. Significant savings on each purchase. Trees and shrubs starting at 20% off. Find us on Facebook for more information. 610-582-8703 springgardenfarms.biz
June 18-24, 2012 During Normal Business Hours Raymond Smith springgardenfarmsinc@yahoo.com
Goodell Gardens & Homestead
221 Waterford Street (Route 6N)
Edinboro, PA 16412
Pollinator Day at Goodell Gardens

Hand Feed Butterflies from Wish Upon A Butterfly Butterfly Farm Sponsored by Honeycutt's Greenhouse & Goodell Gardens

Noon – 3 pm, and 4 – 5 pm: Butterfly Tent: Kids and adults of all ages can experience a relaxing & rewarding experience by hand feeding a tent full of butterflies as they fly among nectar filled blooms. Entrance fee $2 for adults; $1 kids, or free with admission to the 3 pm class.

3 – 4 pm: Class: Gardening for the Butterflies Lifecycle: Using live specimens Jodi & Joelene will discuss a butterfly’s lifecycle and the host/nectar plants they feed on in their caterpillar and adult stages. Honeycutt’s Greenhouse will have many of these Pollinator-friendly plants for purchase. Class admission is $3 for members, $7 for nonmembers and includes admission to Butterfly Tent.
Sunday, June 24, 12 - 5 pm  




Puerto Rico

Location
Event
When
Contact
La Finca La Moya, sector Las Marianas Road 104 KM 27.1
Maricao, Puerto Rico 00606usa
Plant a flower for the bees to pollinate

Guest to the farm will plant a flower for the bees to harvest pollen at a designated area.
4 June 2012
George Quinones
Jorlson@yahoo.com




Rhode Island

Location
Event
When
Contact
Rhode Island
By proclamation, Governor Lincoln Chafee declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Rhode Island. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Lincoln Chafee
Whole Foods Market University
Heights 601 N. Main Street Providence, RI 02904
Biodynamics, Bees and Borage

In celebration of National Pollinator Week, join us for a free workshop offering practical approaches to find your way to a garden that resonates with Earth Wisdom. The goal is to awaken a new way of being in the garden and with bees. Presenters Susan West Kurz and her husband Clifford Kurz, will explore the idea that gardens are waiting for us to be present to work cooperatively with the wisdom of nature. There will be a brief introduction to biodynamic gardening and how to invite honeybees into your garden. They will address what is "right" with honeybees, namely the inherent wisdom of the hive and how to support honeybees through a 9-step process. There will be an introduction to one of the biodynamic preparations and how to use it in your yard. Please bring a picture of your yard or garden including weeds, concrete, and all. Please visit our website events calendar for bios on Susan and Clifford. Please pre-register by June 15 as seating is limited. Call 401-621-5990. Visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/university to see events calendar on line.
Monday, June 18, 2012
7:00PM
Bonnie Frechette
bonnie.frechette@wholefoods.com
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
1401 Hope Street, Route 114
Bristol, RI 02809
Queen of the Sun -- Free Screening

As part of Whole Foods Market’s “Do Something Reel Film Festival” and in celebration of Pollinator Week, join us at Audubon Society of Rhode Island (Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114), Bristol, Rhode Island for a free screening of “Queen of the Sun.” Special guests include Susan Kurz of Bee Conscious and author of Beecoming Sophie who will have a book signing immediately after the film. To learn more about Bee Conscious and her new book, please visit www.beeconscious.com. To RSVP for your free seat, please visit http://queenofthesun626.eventbrite.com
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Bonnie Frechette
bonnie.frechette@wholefoods.com





South Carolina

Location
Event
When
Contact
South Carolina
By proclamation, Governor Nikki Haley declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of South Carolina. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Nikki Haley
Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center,
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, 5821 Highway 17 North
Awendaw, South Carolina 29429
Explorer Series; Dig into Flowers!

"Bee" a pollinator at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. Children between the ages of 5-10 will learn about the life-cycle of butterflies, create and color their own butterfly, sniff out a flower to pollinate and observe pollinators in the field. Call the center at 843-928-3368 to register for this free program!
June 16, 10am-noon Rustin Gooden Rustin_Gooden@fws.gov




Tennessee

Location
Event
When
Contact
Tennessee
By proclamation, Governor Bill Haslam declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Tennessee. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Bill Haslam




Texas

Location
Event
When
Contact
Texas
By proclamation, Governor Rick Perry declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Texas. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Rick Perry
W.G. Jones State Forest Environmental Learning Center & Pollinator Gardens
1328 FM 1488 Road \Conroe/The Woodlands
T exas, 77384
What's all the buzz about bees, birds and butterflies?

NatureLIVE @ Jones State Forest ; What’s all the buzz about bees, birds and butterflies?

Diversity through Nature enriches audience diversity and education

Saturday, June 23 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
William Goodrich Jones State Forest Environmental Learning Center & Pollinator Gardens
1328 FM
1488 Conroe/The Woodlands 77384

Offered in partnership with Texas Forest Service, US Forest Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, AgriLIFE Extension, Latino Legacy, Friends of National Forest & Grasslands in Texas and Heartwood Chapter Texas Master Naturalist

Take a walk among the different outdoor clinics featuring:
·Pollinator gardening – growing small can make a big impact ·Going wild with native plants – pollinator garden talk & tour ·Nature walk on your own or with family members ·Basics of Beekeeping – honey, handling, equipment, hives ·Bring picnic lunch ·No set schedule, relax and walk among the flowers and pollinators – stop - visit with an expert at the different stations

Getting outdoors encourages healthy, active outdoor fun and reconnects our youth and families to the land.

MUST sign-up by calling 936/273-2261 with name, phone number and email address or email jonesstateforest@tfs.tamu.edu

June 23, 2012
1:00PM
John Warner and Anita Ashford jonesstateforest@tfs.tamu.edu
6200 Hermann Park Dr. City:
Houston, TX 77030
Pollinator Palooza

The Houston Zoo is celebrating Pollinators! We'll have information on why pollinators are so important for our environment and fun stuff for the kids!
June 23 - 24, 9:00 am - 3 pm Shayla Andreas sandreas@houstonzoo.org




 

Utah

Location
Event
When
Contact
Poisonous Plants Research Laboratory 1150 EAST 1400 NORTH
Logan, Utah 84341
The BUMBLE BEE WORKSHOP

The 2012 Bumble Bee Workshop hosted by the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Pollinating Insect Research Unit and Utah State University Cooperative Education will explore the possibilities for using wild bumble bees as pollinators. The topics covered will include bumble bee conservation, identifying western bumble bee species, and maximizing the use of a commercial colony. The workshop will have something for everyone, from growers who need to augment pollination services to their crops, to the citizen scientist who wants to raise their own bumble bees in their backyard. Join us to celebrate these pollinators during National Pollinator Week for a day of bumble bees on June 20, 2012 in Logan, Utah. An agenda of the day's activities is now available.

Please see pdf file for more information.

To register, direct your attention to the following link: http://ars.usda.gov/main/docs.htm?docid=5609
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:30 AM–
3:30 PM

Dr. James Strange - james.strange@ars.usda.gov

Dr. Cory Stanley - cory.stanley@usu.edu




Virginia

Location
Event
When
Contact
Virginia
By proclamation, Governor Bob McDonnell declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Virginia. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Bob McDonnell
Beagle Ridge Herb Farm
1934 Matney Flats Rd
Wytheville, VA 24382
Garden and Butterfly House Tours

Free tours of the gardens and butterfly house with emphasis on native plants and the pollinators in our gardens.

Although we will have our event during this week we provide tours and information about all the native pollinators all summer long.

June 21 and 22
10-5 both days
Ellen Reynolds
beagleridge@gmail.com

www.beagleridgeherbfarm.com

Maymont Park
Children's Farm area use the Spottswood Entrance at the corner of Spottswood Road and Shirley Lane Richmond, VA 23220
1st Annual Bumblebee Jamboree

In celebration of national and Virginia pollinator weeks, we will be holding a family friendly event at Maymont Park. Children's events include storytelling and a puppet show, crafts area, a pollinator parade, butterfly tent and more! Adult activities include educational displays, butterfly garden tours, tips for the garden and plant suggestions, food and beverage samples.
June 16
11:00 am
Susan Edwards
edwardssu@chesterfield.gov
Demonstration Gardens Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia (visit mgnvtour for directions to the individual gardens) Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia 22206 VCE/MGNV Demonstration Gardens

Do not miss an opportunity to take free guided tours of all five VCE/Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens on Sunday, June 10, between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. The tours will highlight sustainable approaches to gardening in Northern Virginia that provide a wealth of health and environmental benefits. Alexandria’s Simpson Gardens boasts a Butterfly Garden, which appears to be full of weeds, but these plants are important hosts and food sources for larvae and adult butterflies. Arlington’s Glencarlyn Library Community Garden is home to several hundred sun and shade perennials, many of which are native and attract a variety of pollinators. For information about each of the gardens, go to http://mgnv.org/ and click on “Demonstration Gardens.” For a map and directions to the five gardens, go to http://bit.ly/mgnvtour.

Visit the demonstration Sunny and Shade Gardens in Arlington's Bon Air Park on June 23rd and June 24th and pick up free pamphlets: Celebrate a Pollinator and Gardening for Birds and Butterflies (while supplies last). Stroll through the gardens and see how many different pollinators you can find. The Shade Garden also has a poster display about pollinators the entire month of June. (Park in the lot next to the Rose Garden. Walk toward the Sunny Garden, bear to your left at the Bon Air Park sign and follow the paved walkway into the park.)

Also, soon to be posted to http://mgnv.org/ will be an article, On the Echinacea - What's that insect? Learn more about this indispensable native perennial and some of its many pollinators and take the pollinator test to see if you can identify the eight insects photographed on the Echinacea.

June 2012 http://mgnv.org/
Pollinator Plates
P. O. Box 22488
Alexandria, VA 22304
Help Virginia Get a Pollinator License Plate!

Pollinator Plates are new license plates in Virginia promoting pollinator conservation! These license plates are designed to get people talking about why pollinators are important and why we need to protect them.

We are currently taking pre-sale orders and once we have collected 450 applications and plate fees, the plates will be on their way! For only $10 (the plate fee), you can BEE part of getting these plates passed :)

http://www.pollinatorplates.com
June (and the rest of) 2012 Samantha Gallagher pollinatorplates@gmail.com
677 Graghead street Danville,Virginia 24541 The Butterfly Station!

Every day in The Butterfly House is a special event...and at times quite magical! Come,be our guest. When you arrive - Ask for Keri,she has the pennies for casting into the Wishing Fish Pond. From the brick walkway, search for eggs,caterpillars,and chrysalises while butterflies enjoy their humble outdoor home. We think you will have a pleasant experience and look forward to seeing you in the Garden. ~ Keri Of The Garden!
Mid April ~ Mid October Danville Science Center
doyoucare2fly@gmail.com




Washington, DC

Location
Event
When
Contact
Longworth House Office Bldg Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20515

Pollinator Week Briefing & Break

  • Click Here to Register to Attend the Briefing by c.o.b. Friday, June 15
  • Click Here for Briefing Flier-Program (tentative program also below)
  • Briefing will conclude at 4:15 to allow participants to enjoy the exhibits and pollinator treats prior to the open Reception at 4:30
  • Feel Free to Forward to Others who may be interested in attending
  • 4:30 to 5:30—Exhibits, Information, and Pollinator Treats (Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream & Burt’s Bees® Lip Balm)—Open to All Members, Staff and the Public                                          

Tentative Pollinator Briefing Program
Welcome

Sam Pfister, on behalf of Hon Timothy V. Johnson, CP2C Co-Chair Ian Wolf, on behalf of Hon Alcee L. Hastings, CP2C Co-Chair
Pollinator Research
Dr. Jeff Pettis, Research Leader, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Pollinator Developments and National Pollinator Week
Laurie Davies Adams, Executive Director, Pollinator Partnership

Hosted by the Pollinator Partnership (P2)
in collaboration with the
Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus (CP2C)

PS-You are also invited to a Pollinator Festival at the USDA Farmers Market on Friday, June 22 from 10-2:

  • Pollinator activities and exhibits highlighting the work of USDA agencies, other federal agencies and NGO’s.
  • At USDA next to People’s Garden and Farmer’s Market, Smithsonian Mall Metro exit.
  • Open to the Public.
Monday, June 18, 2012, 3:30-5:30 PM
R. Thomas (Tom) Van Arsdall
tva@pollinator.org
The Hill National Pollinator Week Congressional Outreach

In Washington, DC, Bayer CropScience will conduct Hill Drops to all congressional staff members. Each packet will provide information on Bayer’s commitment to bee health and the steps Bayer is taking to ensure the safety of our most vital pollinator. The packets will specifically include a cover card, reprint of Bayer’s ad being placed in The Hill and Politico during Pollinator Week and a brochure outlining Bayer’s U.S. bee health initiatives.
June 18, 2012 Catharine Montgomery
click here to email




Washington

Location
Event
When
Contact
Washington
By proclamation, Governor Christine Gregoire declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Washington. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Christine Gregoire
Van Zandt Community Hall 5500 Valley Highway
Deming, WA 98244
Pollinator Garden

A pollinator garden will be planted in the middle of the entrance ramp to our Van Zandt Community Hall. Planned, planted and maintained by a local homeschool group, this garden will feature a variety of regionally adapted plants that attract and support our pollintor friends!
April/May 2012 Margie Bell localfoodworks@aol.com
Fred's Farm
Naselle, WA 98638
The Bee Social

To celebrate National Pollinator Week, BeeMentor.com and partners will be hosting The Bee Social, an intimate gathering of bee lovers and learners. This four-hour event includes talks on planting for pollinators, building the best mason bee blocks, and getting started keeping honeybees. Catered lunch is included with registration. Pre-registration is required. You can sign up at http://www.beementor.com/bee-social/
June 23, 2012 from 10am to 2pm Julie Tennis
beementor@gmail.com




West Virginia

Location
Event
When
Contact
West Virginia
By proclamation, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Washington. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin




Wisconsin

Location
Event
When
Contact
Wisconsin
By proclamation, Governor Scott Walker Tomblin declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Wisconsin. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Shell Lake. Located beside Shell Lake, Wisconsin, on Hwy. 63, two blocks north of downtown Shell Lake
Any questions call Mary Ellen Ryall, (715) 466-5349.
National Bee Count

Meet at Monarch Butterfly Habitat, north habitat, in Shell Lake, at 10 a.m. for morning count. Meet at Visitors Center/Store, 25 Fifth Avenue, Shell Lake at 1 p.m. for the south habitat count, Wild Butterfly Habitat. We will car pool to afternoon site.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
10 am. - 1 p.m.
Mary Ellen Ryall happytonics@centurytel.net




Wyoming

Location
Event
When
Contact
Wyoming
By proclamation, Governor Matt Mead Tomblin declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Wyoming. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Matt Mead
Northeast corner of LaBonte Park, 9th and Shields Streets
Laramie, WY Zipcode 82072
Pollinator Party

The pollinator parties are family-friendly events that will focus on learning how to identify pollinator groups and, in some cases, species, and then searching for them in the gardens and nearby flowering shrubs. The primary missions of the pollinator parties are to raise awareness of the native pollinators and to gather data about which species we can find in Laramie.
Saturday, June 16, 2:00pm Brenna Wanous
bwanous@uwyo.edu
Simpson Plaza, southeast corner of Prexy's Pasture, UW Campus. Closest intersection: 13th and Ivinson Streets. Laramie, WY 82071 Pollinator Party

The pollinator parties are family-friendly events that will focus on learning how to identify pollinator groups and, in some cases, species, and then searching for them in the gardens and nearby flowering shrubs. The primary missions of the pollinator parties are to raise awareness of the native pollinators and to gather data about which species we can find in Laramie.
Thursday, June 21, 10am Brenna Wanous
bwanous@uwyo.edu
Undine Park, 7th and Park Streets
Laramie, WY 82072
Pollinator Awareness at the Laramie Community Market

The University of Wyoming is hosting a pollinator awareness booth at the Laramie Community Farmer's Market, which will include activities such as pollinator face painting, pollinator game for young children, educational displays regarding pollination processes Bumble Bee Brigade information and materials, coloring and photo contest announcement and information, surprising products that rely entirely on pollinators, information regarding harmful pesticides and safer alternatives, Laramie Area Pollinator booklets, field guides for identifying bumble bee species, examples of and how-to guides for making “bee condos”.
Thursday, June 21, 3-7pm Brenna Wanous
bwanous@uwyo.edu



Utah

Location
Event
When
Contact
Cache Valley Gardener's Market Merlin Olsen Park 100 South 200 East
Logan, UT 84341
USDA Pollinator Booth

The USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects- Biology, Management, and Systematics Laboratory will be hosting a booth about bee pollinators at the Gardener's Market in Logan, UT. We will have several "hands-on" exhibits, educational materials and live bees. We will also provide the public with information about ways to plant for pollinator friendly gardens.
Saturday June 16th, 2012
9AM-1PM



Vermont

Location
Event
When
Contact
Vermont
By proclamation, Governor Peter Shumlin declared June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week in the State of Vermont. June 18-24, 2012
Office of Governor Peter Shumlin




Canada


Ontario

Location
Event
When
Contact
Seeds of Diversity Canada-
Evergreen Brickworks 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4W 3X8, Canada
Follow the Buzzz - Pollinators Festival

Celebrate the bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles during International Pollinator Week! Featuring garden tours, honey tasting, hands-on workshops, arts and crafts, speakers, panel discussions and more! Check out our website for full event details. ebw.evergreen.ca

Click here for the flyer.
Saturday June 16, 2012
8am–2pm
0017 Sideroad 18 & Hwy #6
Fergus, Ontario N1M 2W3
Butterfly and Pollination Seminar

Help bring back the Butterflies and pollinators! Join us at LittleTree to learn which trees, shrubs and perennials will ensure a butterfly and bee enriched environment.
Saturday, June 23rd 2012 LittleTree Garden Market
littletree.hort@gmail.com
www.littletreegardenmarket.ca
5420 Highway 6
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2
Pollination Information & Activity Booth at the FoodFest

Pollination Guelph will be participating in the Guelph-Wellington Local Food Fest, at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, from 11am-5pm on June 24. There will be information on attracting pollinators, lists of pollinator-friendly plants, ideas for creating bee nests or rearing butterflies, displays of identified Ontario bees and live future pollinators (caterpillars and chrysalis’), pollinator-themed kids coloring and craft table, and more. Members of Pollination Guelph will also on-hand to introduce you to the wonderful world of pollinators and to answer all your questions. For more information, visit www.pollinationguelph.ca.
11am-5pm June 24, 2012 Victoria MacPhail
vmacphail@gmail.com



Quebec

Location
Event
When
Contact
Moncton, NB E1C 1W1
Canada
Pollinator Garden Project

Join the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance as we plant a pollinator Garden in Moncton, NB. Give up an hour of your time to plant trees and Molsons will give you a free ticket to the PEI Cavendish Beach Rock Concert.
Saturday June 16, 2012
8am–2pm
For more information contact the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance at info@petitcodiacwatershed.org