Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment sponsors free "Sustaining Pollinators" symposium Feb. 25
On Saturday, Feb. 25, the all-day 25th Lear-Conant Symposium "Sustaining Pollinators," will be held in the Blaustein Humanities Center Ernst Common Room from 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sponsored by the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment, the event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Members of the public may register via Facebook (please click "Going" on the event page), or call 860-439-5417.
Integral to both our food systems and natural ecosystems, the dramatic decline of our insect pollinators is cause for grave concern. The symposium will explore:
Threats to pollinators, including: pesticides, colony collapse disorder, habitat loss & climate change
The value of pollinators, both to human agriculture and natural systems
Policy measures and small steps that ordinary citizens can take to counteract the pollinator decline