Join us for the Conservation at Work Mini Symposium: Safeguarding Bee/Pollinator Health in South Africa within the Global Bee Crisis
Following the success of the first event held in Robertson earlier this year, this important series of educational presentations has come to the home of many bees throughout the centuries: the Outeniquas.
This is an urgent and topical issue as recently a further number of international research papers have circulated confirming that we have lost a shocking 75 to 80% of our insect biomass- globally! Any thinking person must realise the precipice we humans are teetering along, and therefore we must change the way we look at and use bees and other pollinators, and the way we currently produce the bulk of our food using destructive agricultural practices.
Fortunately, there are answers and interventions available, and several will be shared in this mini-symposium.
Please join us for our mini symposium featuring:
• Jenny Cullinan: our keynote speaker from Ujubee Conservation, who opens up a whole new world on the extra-ordinary importance of our wild and solitary bees in her presentations.
• Liz Eglington: from Blue Sky Organics and Conservation at Work, who will enlighten from personal experience on the importance of providing and encouraging diversity.
• Dr Yvette van Wijk: botanist and anthropologist, who has studied the relationships between plants, pollinators and humans, and has wisdom to share on the survival of each, dependent on human activity.
• Jo-Anne King: of The Botanical Society of South Africa and the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW), who will share a millennial's perspective and a noble vision for the future of the Garden Route.
Venue: Environmental Education Centre, Garden Route Botanical Garden
Address: 49 Caledon Street, George
Booking is essential. Reserve your seat by emailing email@example.com on or before 18 July 2019 (for catering purposes).
Cost: R75pp (includes a light lunch)
Banking Details: FNB, current account 62100782326, please use Name and Surname as reference