2021 Bee School

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, Bee School 2020 is cancelled. We look forward to resuming in 2021. Please add your name to our interest list, and we will contact you when dates are finalized. Thanks for your understanding.

As part of our efforts to build taxonomic expertise in surveying Oregon's native bee population, the Oregon Bee Atlas is offering an advanced five-day native bee survey and identification course to be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, summer 2021.

You do not have to be a member of the Oregon Bee Atlas to participate in this course. Our goal is to train people in basic bee taxonomy, who can then be leaders in their region through teaching others. The first session is designed for beginners with no prior experience, and is a prerequisite for the next session. The second session will cover advanced topics suited to someone who has experience with the Atlas or native bee taxonomy. For both sessions, we are looking for people committed for the long term who have a passion for teaching others and sharing the knowledge they have gained from the course.

Beginner Course:  Summer 2021, dates TBD
Advanced Course: Summer 2021, dates TBD
Time: All-day sessions, tentatively 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon; details TBA
Lodging: On-campus dorm lodging is available for an additional fee; other options are available in Corvallis
Meals: Students are responsible for their own meals; many options are available on campus or nearby

Cost tiers:
Oregon Bee Atlas Team Leader registration: $150
Oregon Bee Atlas student/member registration: $400
Regular registration: $800

Lead Instructor: Lincoln Best
Linc is a native bee taxonomist from British Columbia. He has been teaching a native bee course in BC for the past three years, and has conducted extensive native bee surveys in western Canada. He is a research associate at the Zoology Museum, University of Calgary.
Additional instructors: TBA

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