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Xerces Events

Due to the coronavirus, we will not be holding or participating in any in-person events during the pandemic. We will resume in-person events as soon as it is safe and appropriate. In the meantime, we are committed to presenting as many events online as we can, including a new series of Xerces-hosted webinars. (Webinars will be close captioned and recordings added to our YouTube channel.)

 

The list of events on this page will be updated regularly. You can also find updates on social media and via our e-newsletter. If you have questions, please contact Liz Robertson at [email protected]

 

Please note that we are still accepting in-person speaker requests for 2021 events, although this may change depending on public health guidance. In the meantime, we can provide talks through platforms such as Zoom and Google Hangouts. Please fill out our speaker request form here. For questions regarding the speaker request form contact Rachel Dunham at [email protected]

 

January 19
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM PST
Webinar

Pesticides are widely used in urban landscapes and natural areas but can cause harm to pollinators and other invertebrates. This webinar includes foundational information on pesticides and how they impact ecosystems. Learn how to understand and assess the risks associated with pesticide use, how our regulatory systems address risk, and steps for choosing appropriate pest management strategies while conserving pollinators and steps for choosing appropriate pest management strategies in urban settings and natural areas while conserving pollinators.

This session is appropriate for those who manage urban landscapes. This webinar has been approved for two core pesticide recertification credits by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

This webinar will be conducted by Sharon Selvaggio, Pesticide Program Specialist and Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist.

Closed Captioning will be available. This webinar will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel.

Click here for more information and to register.

January 21 - 23
Virtual Event (Registration Required)

Join Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director of the Xerces Society, on the morning of January 22nd for a discussion of the impacts of climate change and pesticides on invertebrates. On the morning of January 23rd,  Xerces Biologists Sarah Nizzi and Sarah Foltz Jordan, along with farm partner Jake Kundert, will be speaking on beetle banks and insectary strips on farms. 

 

Click here for more information and to register.

January 21
10:00 AM (PT)
Webinar

Join Jessa Kay Cruz, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, as she takes a closer look at the needs of pollinators in the California Region. Learn what plants pollinators need, how to provide nesting habitat, and what steps you can take to make change in your city.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.

January 26
2:00 PM EST
Webinar

Join Alina Harris, Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management Specialist with the Xerces Society, to learn more about cover crops, herbs, and cut flowers that provide forage and nesting sites for pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests (such as wasps, flies, and beetles). Learn which plants and management techniques best support pollinators, predators, and parasitoids, and have extra value for culinary or ornamental use. Alina is also a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service partner biologist and is based in Dover, NH.

 

Click here for more information.

Jan 26
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
Webinar

Join Jessa Kay Cruz, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, for this workshop put together by the Solano County Resource Conservation District.  Additional speakers include Amy King and Sarah McKibben of the Solano RCD, and Daniel Rath of UC Davis.  Jessa's presentation will discuss creating habitat for pollinators on farms.  

 

Click here for more information and to register.

Feb 1
10:30 AM (CST)
Virtual Event

Join Stephanie Frischie, Agronomist and Native Plant Materials Specialist with the Xerces Society, for her presentation as part of the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop.  Stephanie will discuss the effects of climate change on pollinators.  Stephanie's virtual talk is on February 1st at 10:30 am Central Time.

 

Click here for more information and to register.

February 4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

There are many reasons to create habitat to support pollinators or beneficial insects on farms, ranches or forests. In this talk, Mace Vaughan, Xerces Pollinator Program Co-Director, will share research and case studies about the economic, wildlife, and secondary conservation benefits of increasing the number of beneficial insects on working landscapes. These potential benefits include increased crop pollination, reduced pest pressure, healthier game and song bird populations, and even reduced soil erosion or improved water quality.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.

February 4
10:00 EST
Online Event

Join Kelly Gill, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, for a presentation on protecting pollinators on farms and gardens as part of the PASA Annual Conference.  Kelly will be co-presenting with Nancy Hayden, VT farmer and author of Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery.  Please note that the entire conference runs from January 19 - February 5, 2021.

 

Click here for more information and to register.

Febrero 18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Seminario web

 

En este seminario web, presentamos los grupos principales de polinizadores, su biología, y que necesitan para vivir y reproducirse. Destacamos las principales amenazas para polinizadores y damos pautas que cada persona puede tomar para mitigar y disminuir el efecto y los riesgos asociados con las amenazas.

Este seminario web se grabará y estará disponible en nuestro canal de YouTube. Los subtítulos estarán disponibles durante este seminario web.

Registrarse aquí.

February 25
7:00 PM (CST)
Webinar

Blue Mounds Area Project of Southwestern Wisconsin is hosting a series of webinars about prairie restoration and conservation. Join Karin Jokela, Pollinator Conservation Planner with the Xerces Society, as she provides an overview of native pollinator ecology and conservation in grassland ecosystems of the Upper Midwest. 

Click here for more information and to register. 

February 26
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST / 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Webinar

 

Join us in a dynamic, interactive webinar focused on how to find bee-safe plants for your pollinator gardens. You’ll walk out with tools for identifying pollinator-friendly growing practices in nurseries and greenhouses, a plan for how you can encourage your nursery to incorporate pollinator-friendly pest management into their business, and confidence in your capacity to make a difference.

This webinar kicks off our Buying Bee-Safe Plants campaign.

We are proud to feature Aimee Code, Sharon Selvaggio, and Sarah Hoyle (all with Xerces Society) together with Kendra Klein (Friends of the Earth) and Marcia Carsten (Friends of Hudson Parks) in this webinar.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register. 

March 4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

 

In this webinar, Mace Vaughan, Xerces Pollinator Program Co-Director, will share whole-farm conservation planning approaches to enhance pollinator and other wildlife habitat on farms, ranches and working forests. Specifically, he will give an overview of key pollinator habitat elements and then discuss a variety of opportunities for incorporating habitat for pollinators and other agriculturally beneficial insects (natural enemies of crop pests) into a wide range of landscapes and conservation practices.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.

March 18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

 

Well managed rangelands are home for many species of wildlife, including pollinators, and management decisions play an important role in conserving their habitat. Join Xerces staff as we highlight best management practices to manage rangeland using grazing, fire, or haying to support livestock production and pollinator health.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.

April 1
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

Healthy, living soil and its functions are created and maintained by fungi, bacteria, plants and by invertebrate animals as diverse as annelids, springtails, and firefly larvae, among others. Soil invertebrates are fundamental to soil health and create soil structure, cycle organic matter, consume weed seeds and predate crop pests. This workshop will familiarize participants with common soil invertebrates, their ecology and roles in soil health, scouting methods, and management strategies to increase beneficial soil animal populations.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.

April 15
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

Discover the mysteries of pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests through this informative webinar. Learn how to differentiate a honey bee from a native bee and how to recognize some of our most common natural enemies of crop pests. This webinar will introduce a simple monitoring protocol designed to help farmers, land-managers and backyard gardeners assess populations of beneficial insects on their farm or in their garden.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.

May 6
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Webinar

 

Integrating habitat onto farms and other landscapes can support pollinators and the pollination services they provide. However, flower-rich plantings often require ongoing management to maintain wildflower diversity for pollinators over time. Come learn about a framework for selecting the most appropriate management techniques, and learn how landowners we work with are managing their pollinator plantings.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

Click here for more information and to register.