Pollinator Short Courses in South Carolina June 6 and 13
CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- The Xerces Society, through the support of a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Professional Development (PDP) grant, will hold a series of Pollinator Conservation Short Courses in South Carolina in June.
One event will take place on June 6 in Spartanburg from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Spartanburg Community College, 800 Brisack Rd., Spartanburg, S.C. The other short course will take place on June 13 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center, 2700 Savannah Highway, Charleston, S.C.
The purpose of the short course is to draw attention to declining populations of pollinators and promote conservation by helping to protect their natural habitats. The short course is one of several programs that The Xerces Society will be holding across the Southern region in 2012.
The short course will include both classroom and field training components and will cover such topics as principles of pollinator biology, the economics of insect pollination, basic bee field identification, land management practices, habitat restoration, and plant selection.
Fifteen scholarships for each short course are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis to cover the costs. Registration is $45 per person thereafter and does not include lunch. Discounted registration is available to NRCS employees for $35.
Published by the Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Southern SARE operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to offer competitive grants to advance sustainable agriculture in America's Southern region.