Stingless bees, Blue banded bees, bees that burrow and bees that read?!… Who might live in your patch? And how can we make that space the best it can BEE?
In this interactive workshop for the whole family, we will explore the diversity of native bees, where they live, and what flowers they feed on. Then together we’ll design gardens to support people and pollinators!
About the workshop facilitator:
Amelie Ecology is an ecologist, educator, and musician who just completed her PhD at the University of Sydney. Amelie researches the role of urban community gardens for pollinating insect biodiversity. She designs educational programs that connect youth with local ecology, inviting them to be co-creators of ecological research and creative science communications. Inspired by her studies, Amelie writes original Ecology PoP music and has performed at festivals, schools and in communities across Australia and Japan. Amelie has facilitated over 100 workshops for all ages on the ecology of native bees, urban permaculture and designing for biodiversity. For her science communications, Amelie was awarded the Ecological Society of Australia and NSW OEH award for Outstanding Outreach in 2019. Amelie became an insect ecologist because she never lost her wonder at the amazing world of invertebrates. Her dream is to share this wonder with our broader community- because we can be ecologists too!