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Squash Bee Pollinator Citizen Science Workshop  (Suttons Bay)

Sponsoring Organization: MSUE, Leelanau County

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

End Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location : Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay, MI. 49682

Description of the Event: 

Join Us for a FREE Hands-on Workshop

Friday, August 3, 2018

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Leelanau County Government Center
8527 E. Government Center Dr.
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Join entomologist, Dr. Nate Walton for a hands-on workshop to learn how to identify and monitor our native, solitary squash bees which specialize in pollinating squash flowers. This training will give you an opportunity to interact with entomologists in the classroom and garden setting. You will acquire bee identification skills and get answers to questions about filling out the squash bee citizen science monitoring survey. We will spend the first half of the training indoors and then head out to 9Bean Rows located at 9000 E. Duck Lake Rd. to try our new skills at identifying squash bees. We will also practice using the survey collection form and app while in the field. Be sure to dress accordingly. 

This Citizen Science project will provide information used to educate organic vegetable gardeners and commercial growers increase productivity of cucurbit crops.


Register online by August 2, 2018

Cost: FREE for 2018 re-certified MSU Extension Master Gardeners! 
All participants must register online in advance. 

Education Hours: This program qualifies for 2.5 hours of MSU Extension Master Gardener Program education credit. These hours should be reported in the VMS by selecting the project "2018 Squash Bee EMG Citizen Science Project".


Education Credit Hours: 2.5

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