Xerces Society to Hold Pollinator Short Course in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Xerces Society, through the support of a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Professional Development (PDP) grant, will hold a Pollinator Conservation Short Courses in Texas in July.
One event will take place on July 25 in Austin from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
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.
Thirty scholarships for the 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.
To register for the course or for more information, visit The Xerces Society website.
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.