2008 Bee Conference Announcement - October 3rd and 4th - New England
Pollinators are in trouble!
They provide important services for agriculture and they help sustain native populations of plants and animals - including people. So, join us to learn more at the “Pollinators Conference: Information for Action,” on Friday and Saturday, October 3 & 4, 2008 at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Researchers from around the country will share information on:
*Pollinator status, threats, and research methods
*Information for landowners and managers on practices that sustain pollinators
*Existing outreach efforts, including partnerships, citizen science, and education
Scientists and naturalists, concerned citizens and educators, farmers and gardeners and local, state and national agencies and nongovernmental organizations that manage lands will find this information valuable. Open to the public with registration.
Conference Details: available at www.millersriver.net/pollen.
Conference Hotel: Pollinators Block ICIP at Howard Johnson, 401 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035. Call 413-586-0114 before August 15 to make reservations at the block rate.
Conference Fees: $125 both days, $70 single day, keynote dinner $40 extra. The speaker at dinner will be John Ascher of the American Museum of Natural History. Lunches and break snacks are included in the registration fees. After September 15, a late fee will be added.
Conference Registration: available at: https://www.aux.umass.edu/forms/conferenceservices/pollinator/index.htm
Conference Sponsors: Athol Bird and Nature Club, Millers River Environmental Center, Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, and Region 5 of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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