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Using ecological data to restore native pollination systems

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, October 13

Join Dr. Robert J. Gegear to learn what you can do to maximize biodiversity in your own backyard by creating pollination systems that are at risk of local extinction. He will also discuss his Beecology Citizen Science Project, highlighting recent examples of how communities from across Massachusetts have used his native plant list to successfully restore pollination systems in areas with high levels of human disturbance, including parks, golf courses, old fields with invasives/non- natives, agricultural areas, conservation lands, and school campuses.

Dr. Robert J. Gegear is a professor in the Department of Biology at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has been studying the neuroecology and conservation of plant-pollinator systems for over 25 years. Dr. Gegear is the founder of the Beecology Project, a citizen science project that uses eco-technology to protect and restore plant-pollinator systems native to New England. Co- sponsored by Newton Conservators, Friends of Cold Spring Park, Green Newton, and Mothers Out Front Newton. Sign up: https://bit.ly/3y1AwGH

Each program will begin at 7 PM and last approximately one hour. Please register in advance for each webinar since registrations will close at 3 PM on the day of the event. You may register for the programs using the links above or by going to the event listing at Newton Conservators.org. You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered.