Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, photo JessicaWinMiller/MetroBlooms
This online summit series will bring together the newest research and best management practices to inform and inspire your work for pollinators.

2020 Pollinator Summit Series - ONLINE!
Planting Solutions for Minnesota Pollinators

Monday September 14 - Thursday September 17, 2020

First Session: "Pollinators and Policy: A Successful Minnesota Response" Free, registration required
Individual Sessions
$10/each session

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Online for 2020

About

Pollinators and other beneficial insects are in trouble, with multiple stressors such as habitat loss, fragmentation, pesticide use, and disease all contributing to alarming declines in their health and biodiversity. This has serious implications for the health of our landscapes, our food systems, and our communities. There is hope though: through research, innovative land management, and forward thinking policies, we can plant solutions for pollinators in our region. This online summit series will bring together the newest research and best management practices to inform and inspire your work for pollinators.

In 2020, the Lawns to Legumes Bill has made a big impact- model communities across the state and hundreds of homeowners have been awarded funds to convert their turf to pollinator habitat! Learn more about the progress being made, and how you can be a part of increasing plant habitat for Minnesota pollinators. 

How it works

  • Browse all session options below. Click the register buttons next to each session to register for each
  • You can add multiple different sessions to your online shopping cart before checking out
  • Registered participants will receive a confirmation email with a link to login to each session
  • One registration per person (do not share the link from your registration email)
  • Download Zoom to participate in each webinar, available on desktop, mobile and tablet.
  • Each session will include live Q&A with the presenter, and the recording will be available to session registrants afterward (with speaker permission)

Sessions

Plenary Session for Pollinator Summit 2020 series, photo Metro Blooms

Watch Recording: Pollinators and Policy: A Successful Minnesota Response 
ONLINE WEBINAR

Presenters
Rick Hansen, Minnesota House of Representatives
Kelly Morrison, Minnesota House of Representatives
Tara Perriello, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
James Wolfin, Metro Blooms
Dan Shaw, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
Laura Vogel, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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Marla Spivak

Watch Recording: Regenerating Honey Bee Health
ONLINE WEBINAR
Monday, September 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
Marla Spivak, MacArthur Fellow and McKnight Distinguished Professor in Entomology at the University of Minnesota

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Dan Cariveau

Watch Recording: Updates from the Field: The Cariveau Native Bee Lab
ONLINE WEBINAR
Monday, September 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
Dan Cariveau, Assistant Professor of Entomology, Cariveau Native Bee Lab, University of Minnesota 

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Michelle Boone

Watch Recording: Rusty Patched Bumblebee Update
ONLINE WEBINAR
Tuesday, September 15, 9:00-10:00 a.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
Michelle Boone, Ph.D. Student, Cariveau Native Bee Lab, University of Minnesota

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Mary Gardiner

The Balancing Act of Urban Conservation: Can Vacant Land Support Native Pollinators?
ONLINE WEBINAR
Tuesday, September 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
Mary Gardiner, Professor and Graduate Studies Chair, Ohio State University Department of Entomology

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      Heather Holm                                   

Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants
ONLINE WEBINAR
Tuesday, September 15, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
Heather Holm

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Minnesota Native Landscapes

Watch Recording: Plant Your Own Pocket Prairie
ONLINE WEBINAR
Tuesday, September 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
Ridge and Bre Bauerly, Minnesota Native Landscapes

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Metro Blooms                                                                                                                                                                      

Installing and Maintaining Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators
ONLINE WEBINAR

Wednesday, September 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
Metro Blooms

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 Erin Buccholz

Using IPM to Protect Pollinators and Plants
ONLINE WEBINAR
Wednesday, September 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
Erin Buccholz, Integrated Pest Manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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        James Wolfin                                                                                                                                                           

Installing and Maintaining Bee Lawns
ONLINE WEBINAR
Wednesday, September 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
James Wolfin

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Pollinator Education Toolkit, Elaine Evens

Pollinator Education Toolkits
ONLINE WEBINAR
Thursday, September 17, 9:00-10:00 a.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
Elaine Evans, Extension Educator and Bee Researcher, University of Minnesota

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Katie Lee & Bridget Mendel, Extension Educators

Bridget Mendel

Bee Squad & Honey Bee Extension Programs Update
ONLINE WEBINAR
Thursday, September 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CENTRAL

Presenters
Katie Lee, University of Minnesota Extension Educator in Apiculture
Bridget Mendel, UMN Bee Squad Program Director

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Rebecca Gutierrez-Moreno

 

Pollinator Protection in Minnesota, an Interagency Effort
ONLINE WEBINAR
Thursday, September 17, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CENTRAL

Presenter
Rebeca Gutierrez-Moreno, State Pollinator Coordinator with the Environmental Quality Board

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A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COMMUNITY COLLABORATORS

Lawns to Legumes Master Gardener Program

 

 

Metro Bloooms

 

 

   

 

  

QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION?

Call 612-301-1210
Email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.

Hosted by

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Sponsorship Information

Please contact Carrie Stowers at cstowers@umn.edu to discuss options and benefits for your organization. 

Endorsing Organizations- HIVE Platform

Learn more about becoming an Endorsing Organization

This no-cost option shows your support by helping to promote the program to your constituents.
Contact Carrie Stowers at cstowers@umn.edu to confirm your endorsement. 

Blue Thumb- Planting for Clean Water

City of Minnetonka

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Friends of the Mississippi River

Happy Dancing Turtle

Metro Blooms

Minnesota Association for Environmental Education

Minnesota Native Landscapes, Inc.

Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association
 

Morning Sky Greenery

Pollinate Minnesota

Powerfully Green

Prairie Restorations, Inc.

Roots Return Heritage Farm

Seed to Fork

Shooting Star Native Seeds

Sustainable Farming Association

University of Minnesota Extension

USGBC-MN

Wild Ones Twin Cities