Get the Buzz on Bees and pollination, to celebrate Earth Month!
To celebrate International Pollinator Month, Bob Wildfong will be our guide to the hidden world of pollinating insects. Crucial for up to 3/4 of food plant species, and an essential part of nearly every ecosystem on Earth (except underwater and Antarctic), pollinators need help as their numbers are drastically declining. Fortunately, there are local initiatives and simple home-based actions that can restore their heath and well-being.
Bob will discuss domesticated and native pollinating insects in general, as well as provide an overview of how people can help make their properties more beneficial for pollinators.
About our Speaker
Bob is the Horticultural Teacher/Interpreter at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum; the Executive Director of Seeds of Diversity, a national non-profit agency for food biodiversity protection; and the Chair of Pollinator Partnership Canada, a national science-based organization dedicated to pollinator protection and education, He has been studying and presenting on topics of horticulture, agriculture, history, and biodiversity for over 30 years.
About CTAL (Cambridge Third Age Learning)
Third Age Learning (CTAL) is a movement that encourages learning and discovery experiences for those in the “third age”—the stage in one’s life beyond full-time employment. Cambridge Third Age Learning is a volunteer-led committee that cultivates opportunities for discussion and engages the expertise of local university professors and community professionals, CTAL supports those who have an intellectual curiosity and an interest in life-long learning.
Cost: $8.85 + HST
241 Cedar St, Cambridge, ON N1S 1W6