Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment sponsors free "Sustaining Pollinators" symposium Feb. 25

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the all-day 25th Lear-Conant Symposium "Sustaining Pollinators," will be held in the Blaustein Humanities Center Ernst Common Room from 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment, the event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Members of the public may register via Facebook (please click "Going" on the event page), or call 860-439-5417.

Integral to both our food systems and natural ecosystems, the dramatic decline of our insect pollinators is cause for grave concern. The symposium will explore:

  • Threats to pollinators, including: pesticides, colony collapse disorder, habitat loss & climate change

  • The value of pollinators, both to human agriculture and natural systems

  • Policy measures and small steps that ordinary citizens can take to counteract the pollinator decline

The Symposium will bring together an all-star lineup with a mix of voices to explore what we can each do to sustain the pollinators that sustain us. View the full schedule of events and descriptions of the talks.  Attendants will enjoy a morning coffee break and an afternoon bee-themed tea break.

January 13, 2017