Oregon Bee Atlas Information Session

Date(s) - November 13, 2019
11:30 pm - 1:30 am

Lewis and Clark National Historic Park


Did you know Oregon has about 500 different species of bees? We say ‘about 500’ because we do not exactly know how many bee species call Oregon home. Much of the state has been poorly surveyed. The Oregon Bee Atlas’ five year mission’ is to train volunteers to generate museum quality records with a complete inventory of the bees of the state.

Join us in the Netul River Room at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center on November 13th at 3:30 p.m. to learn more about the Oregon Bee Atlas, training opportunities and how you can get involved with surveying for native bees in 2020.

The presenter, Andony Melathopoulos, is an Assistant Professor in Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, which was the first such position in the US. He also sits on the Steering Committee of the Oregon Bee Project, which coordinates pollinator health work across state agencies and hosts a weekly podcast called PolliNation. In 2018, Andony was recognized with the national Pollinator Advocate award by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471 or check out www.nps.gov/lewi or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.