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Assist the College students | Dangerous Beekeeping Weblog


I don’t often ask readers to assist (even with good causes), however you’ll really feel nice about this one.

The College of Calgary, the place I’m trying on the interplay between honey bees and native bees, has a sensible group of scholars learning biodiversity – and fairly just a few are eager to know as a lot as potential about pollinator range. This implies observing, counting, photographing, mapping, and documenting. You possibly can donate to assist these future ecologists by way of the College of Calgary Giving Day.

Among the many many initiatives elevating public curiosity and consciousness for pollinators on the College of Calgary, there’s a sensible discipline information to bumble bees. Get your individual free copy from this hyperlink. Productions like this take time, effort, and even a little bit extra cash to provide, so please assist us by way of the College of Calgary’s Giving Day challenge. In the meantime, right here’s a glimpse at one of many pages from the bumble bee ebook. (The precise visible high quality is significantly better than my repro, as you’ll see if you obtain the unique ebook.)

Wish to know extra about Giving Day? Right here’s the announcement from the college’s Biodiversity and Bee Campus Initiative:

The College of Calgary is a delegated Bee Campus, the place college students, school, and employees analysis and promote pollinator, invertebrate, and plant biodiversity on campus and past. Your reward permits us to proceed providing course-based and co-curricular analysis and experiential studying experiences for college students, outreach and neighborhood occasions, creation and sharing of biodiversity sources and coaching instruments, and neighborhood/citizen science initiatives to check and advance the understanding and conservation of biodiversity.

Extra info on our designation and the efforts your contribution will help will be discovered right here:

You make it occur

If you donate to the College of Calgary, you’re investing locally — and on Giving Day, your reward can have double the affect! Whether or not supporting scholarships, schools, analysis or any one in all our different designated funds, all eligible Giving Day donations made by April 21 will probably be matched, greenback for greenback, as much as $2,500 per reward whereas matching funds final.

Since its launch in 2017, Giving Day has raised greater than $6 million to create lasting, optimistic change — on campus, locally and past — by creating distinctive scholar experiences, advancing crucial analysis and empowering the subsequent era of enterprise and neighborhood leaders.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working on the College of Calgary. He’s additionally a geophysicist and does a little bit of science writing and running a blog. Ron has labored as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He is based mostly in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Ron has written two books, dozens of journal and journal articles, and enhances his first ebook, Dangerous Beekeeping, with the weblog at badbeekeepingblog.com. Ron wrote his most up-to-date ebook, The Mountain Thriller, for everybody who has checked out a mountain and questioned what miracles of nature set it upon the panorama. For extra about Ron, together with some cool footage taken when he was a young person, please examine Ron’s web site: miksha.com.

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