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Great Plains Bumble Bee Atlas Workshop - Part Two - 5/19/2022 @ 6 PM Central Time
Join the Xerces Society and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for an evening to learn about bumble bees! This session builds upon last night's webinar and is intended to train volunteers to participate in the new Great Plains Bumble Bee Atlas taking place in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Kansas.

In this session, you will learn the A to Z's of how to participate in the Great Plains Bumble Bee Atlas. We will show you how to sign up, how to conduct surveys, how to photo-document bumble bees, and how to submit data. In addition, we will highlight the common species found from North Dakota down to Kansas and teach you how to identify them. By attending part one and two of this workshop series, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to participate in the Great Plains Bumble Bee Atlas.


Part One: Bumble Bee Ecology and Conservation - 5/18/2022 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
Module 1 - Introduction to Bumble Bee Ecology
Module 2 - Bumble Bee Conservation and Status

Part Two: How to Participate in the Atlas and How to Identify Bumble Bees - 5/19/2022 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
Module 3 - How to Participate (From Grid Adoption to Data Submission)
Module 4 - Bumble Bee Identification

*This is a 2-day training. To participate, please register for both Part 1 & Part 2 sessions. Register for Part 1 here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dri590PWQ4-qMCk9F_fttA

This workshop is supported by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

May 19, 2022 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Katie Lamke
Endangered Species Conservation Biologist @Xerces Society
Katie joined the Xerces Society in 2019 to work on bumble bee conservation initiatives. Based in the Midwest, her main role is to coordinate and engage people in community science projects—the Missouri Bumble Bee Atlas and the Nebraska Bumble Bee Atlas— that help track and conserve bumble bees. Katie earned a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University (Environmental Biology) and a master's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Entomology), where she focused on wild bee diversity and their floral associations within Tallgrass prairies. Katie has both a skillset and passion for identifying wild bees that has been professionally developed for species in the Northern Plains. She is enthusiastic about pollinator ecology and is committed to raising awareness about the conservation of wild bees.
Rich Hatfield
Senior Endangered Species Conservation Biologist, Bumble Bee Conservation Lead @Xerces Society
Rich is a senior conservation biologist for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and has been leading the Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas since 2018. He has authored several publications on bumble bees, including a set of management guidelines entitled Conserving Bumble Bees. He serves as the Red List Authority for the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Bumble Bee Specialist Group and has taught bumble bee management and identification courses throughout the U.S. In addition to his work with bumble bees, Rich has investigated native bee pollination in agricultural systems in the Central Valley of California, and studied endangered butterflies in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and throughout the Pacific Northwest. When not at work, Rich is often off exploring the wonders of the Pacific Northwest with his family.