Planning for Pollinators by Margot Thomaidas and Kirby Delany

Jan
22
When: Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Vancouver Island University, Arts and Sciences Building 355, Room 203


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VIU SCIENCE & TECH COMMUNITY LECTURE
Planning for Pollinators
Margot Thomaidas & Kirby Delany

ABSTRACT: This presentation will provide guidance for communities seeking to create pollinator
ecosystems, planners looking for partnership opportunities and small changes that create big
wins for both native species and placemaking. The original study investigates strategies used by
communities seeking to create habitat for native bees within their urban environment by
comparing the strategies suggested by biologists, community activists, bee city policies and
municipal employees. The talk will cover case study communities, the story of VIU’s Bee Campus
success, a brief overview of native bees of Vancouver Island and how to grow a pollinator
neighborhood. This presentation will provide guidance and tools for residents to make
innovative changes to their land and ways for cities to support species that require protection
and enhancement of their habitats. Learning how to create pollinator planning initiatives is an
opportunity to be creative and integrate citizens and their cities into the larger ecosystem.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7:00 ‐ 8:00 pm
Refreshments: 6:45 pm
Vancouver Island University, Arts and Sciences Building 355, Room 203

For more information, please contact Tim.stokes@viu.ca


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