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  • Stoner, Kimberly
    Mar 31, 2014
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      Hi Bee monitoring group,

      Tracy Zarrillo and I will be guest speakers in the Pollinator Conservation Short Course in Acra, which is in the Hudson Valley near Saugerties and Hudson, NY in May.  In the meantime, there will be Pollinator Conservation Short Courses further south in the Hudson Valley at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, and on Long Island at Cutchogue.

       

      Kim

       

      Pollinator Conservation Short Course – Pocantico Hills, NY

      Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      9:00 am - 4:30 pm, EDT
      Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
      Pocantico Hills, NY

      Learn how to attract native pollinators to your orchard, farm, or garden! This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines, and will equip you with the recipes necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects.

      Click here for a detailed agenda and to register.

      Pollinator Conservation Short Course – Cutchogue, NY

      Friday, May 9, 2014
      9:00 am - 4:30 pm, EDT
      Bedell Cellars Winery
      Cutchogue, NY

      Learn how to attract native pollinators to your orchard, farm, or garden! This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines, and will equip you with the recipes necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects.

      Click here for more information or to register online.

      Pollinator Conservation Short Course – Acra, NY

      Thursday, May 22, 2014
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm, EDT
      Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Center
      Acra, NY

      Learn how to attract native pollinators to your orchard, farm, or garden! This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines, and will equip you with the recipes necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects.

      Click here for more information or to register online.

       

       

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       POLLINATOR CONSERVATION SHORT COURSE 

       

      Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Resource Center   

      Acra, New York 

      May 22, 2014 

      9:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

       Learn how to attract native pollinators to your orchard, farm, or garden!

       

      The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the
      USDA Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are pleased to announce an upcoming Pollinator Conservation Short Course in New York.  

       

      This full day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to increasing pollinator populations for improved pollination and crop production. You will leave with the tools necessary to assess, create, protect, and manage habitat for these vital insects.

       

      SHORT COURSE DETAILS:

       

      Cost:

      Registration is $35 per person and includes a copy of Attracting Native Pollinators. A late fee of $5 will be added to registrations made after May 9.

       

      Lunch is not included. Please plan on bringing a sack lunch with you to the course. 

       

      Canceled registrations can be refunded until May 17, 2014. 

       

      Register Online:

      Click here for a detailed agenda or to register for the course. 

       

      Contact:

      Ashley Minnerath  

      The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation shortcourses@... or  (855) 232-6639  ext. 102.     

       

      Audio Accommodations 

      If you should need a reasonable accommodation such as audio interpretation, please notify Elizabeth Marks by May 8, 2014 at (518) 828-4385 ext 105 or USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). Visit the Cornell Cooperative Extension website for more information.  

       

      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

      This Pollinator Conservation Short Course is made possible with the support of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Additional support for this training is provided by the following: Ceres Foundation, CS Fund, Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Endangered Species Chocolate, Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust, Turner Foundation, Whole Foods Market and its vendors, and Xerces Society members. 

        

      Special thank you to Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Resource Center and Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station for hosting and supporting this course.

      PARTNERS

       



       

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      INTENDED AUDIENCE

      The content of this course is tailored to the needs of farmers, landowners, NRCS, SWCD, Cooperative Extension, and state department of agriculture employees, as well as crop consultants, natural resource specialists, and non-governmental conservation organization staff.

       

      INSTRUCTORS

      Nancy Lee Adamson, PhD, Pollinator Conservation Specialist, East Region, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

      Kelly Gill, Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

       

      GUEST SPEAKERS

      Kimberly Stoner, PhD, Associate Scientist, Entomology Department, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

      Tracy Zarrillo, Agricultural Research Technician, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

      Elizabeth Marks, Biologist, NY USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

       

      ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

      The Xerces Society is offering similar Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Courses across the country. Visit our online  pollinator conservation program page to view up-to-date short course information

       

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      Bumble bee visiting apple blossom by Nancy Lee Adamson, The Xerces Society.

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