Minnesota Bumble Bees with a Focus on the Federally Endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
5:30-7:00pm Networking Happy Hour @ Urban Growler (2325 Endicott Street, St Paul)
• Elaine Evans, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota
Elaine Evans is a University of Minnesota Extension Educator working on pollinator education and research relating to bee conservation. Her current work focuses on determining the status of bees in Minnesota, monitoring threatened populations of the rusty-patched bumble bee, and enacting conservation of pollinators through education, outreach, and citizen-science.
• Tamara Smith, Endangered Species Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Tam Smith is a biologist with the Endangered Species Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service based at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Field Office in Bloomington, MN. Tam was one of the primary authors of the federal listing of rusty patched bumble bee and is coordinating the national recovery of that species as well as other federally listed species.
PARKING NEAR SEMINAR:
• Gortner Avenue Parking Ramp, 1395 Gortner Avenue
• Lot S106, 1994 Upper Buford Circle
• Lot S104, 1854 Buford Avenue
• Nearby meters