Guest Blog by Peter Helfrich, Committee Chair Bee City USA - Decatur, GA
Urban environments like Decatur provide critical habitat for pollinators. In 2019, Bee City USA® - Decatur, GA (affectionately known as “Beecatur”) spearheaded a number of new programs and events designed to educate city residents about the importance of bees and other beneficial insect species, and to demonstrate how Decaturites can play an active role in protecting them.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
Other programming presented to groups in and around Decatur during 2019 included:
• “Bee-Yond Honey Bees: Meet Your Native Bees,” at Avon Garden Club (Avondale, GA)
• “3 Spring Bees” at Little Forest Pre-School (Decatur, GA)
• “Pollinator Power!” at The Museum School, 6th Grade Environmental Education class (Avondale)
• “Pollinator Power!” at Oak Grove Elementary, pre-K classes (DeKalb County)
• “Bee-Yond Honey Bees: Meet Your Native Bees” at Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Dekalb County Women Educators’ Honor Society
Learn more about Decatur's 2019 Pollinator Conservation activities by reading their renewal report or visiting their website!
Header photo by: Nancy Lee Adamson
These are the opinions and events of interest to the Bee City USA coordinator and Xerces Society.