Buzz-Fest: A Celebration of Pollinators
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Surry Community College invites you to visit for a day of hands-on exploration and an opportunity to actively interact with local ecology. Our environmental science, biology, and horticulture students will lead a bio-blitz to discover local insect pollinators and their favorite plants across the many campus landscapes. Use the iNaturalist smartphone app to document these creatures as part of a citizen science initiative.
Watch our horticulture and welding class construct pollinator nesting habitats and learn how you can make your own bee, butterfly, and bat houses to support local pollinator populations. Plus, see a demonstration bee hive and test your knowledge in a beekeeping skill quiz.
We'll also have a series of expert speakers, vendors, food, campus tours, demonstrations, and more!
The following schedule is a breakdown of the day's events:
Bio Blitz - Grayson Patton.
9:00-11:00 at Campus Grounds – Meet at SBVE Grand Hall to begin
Discover local insect pollinators and their favorite plants across the many campus landscapes. Use the iNaturalist smartphone app to document these creatures as part of a citizen science initiative.
Interactive Bee Demonstrations – Jeff Jones & Joanna Radford
9:00-11:00 at SBVE – Grass Area (weather permitting)
· Bee Demo Hive · Bee Communication Game · Bee Foraging Activity · Beekeeping Skill Quiz · Nesting Habitats
10:00-12:00 SBVE – Grass Area (weather permitting)
· NC Cooperative Extension Service · Master Gardeners · Surry County Beekeepers Association · Blue Ridge Bee Supply · SCC Viticulture Program · SCC Sustainable Horticulture Program · Yadkin County Beekeepers Association (not confirmed)
Lunch Break - BYOL (Snacks and Drinks Provided)
11:30-12:15 SBVE - Grass Area (weather permitting)
Presentation: Technology & Beekeeping – Amy Moyle, NC Beekeepers Association
12:15-1:00 SBVE Grand Hall
Presentation: Pollinator Gardening – Debbie Roos, NC Cooperative Extension & Carolina Pollinator Garden
1:00-2:00 SBVE Grand Hall