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February 18, 2009

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Arizona: Tucson
The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) will hold week-long Pollinator Week celebrations and will feature the new U.S. Postal Service pollinator stamp the evening of Saturday, June 30th.

Colorado: Crested Butte
David Inouye will be featured on the Sunday, June 24 episode of Nature Notes (4:30 p.m.) on KBUT radio, talking about conservation of pollinator species. The Denver Botanic Garden has added an interactive coloring book featuring native plants and pollinators to their website.

Delaware: Newark and Dover
Pollinator gardens will be officially opened in early June in Newark, at the Newark Center for Creative Learning (NCCL) and in Dover, at the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA). Events are planned in both gardens for Pollinator Week.

District of Columbia: Washington
Monday, June 25
~The National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (National C-FAR) Hill Seminar will feature Dr. May Berenbaum, internationally recognized entomologist, speaking on the pollinator-agriculture connection.

Wednesday, June 27
A reception featuring Dr. E.O. Wilson will be held at the USDA.

Friday, June 29
~ The U.S. Postal Service will hold a 1st Day of Issue Ceremony for the new Pollination Stamp Series. To be held at the USDA Office Building at 10 a.m.

The National Audubon Society will host pollinator events this week.

Florida: Tallahassee
The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science will host a day-long event on Tuesday, June 26th to celebrate Pollinator Week. The celebration will feature indoor and outdoor activities including a living bee hive, a display of beekeeping tools, lectures, and hands-on activities for children as well as adults. To attract media attention about threats to honey bee colonies and the importance of all pollinators in agriculture, a press conference will be held at 11 a.m. for local, regional, and state media.

Indiana: Statewide
By proclamation, Indiana’s Governor Mitchell Daniels, Jr. declared June 24-30, 2007 Pollinator Week in the State of Indiana, signed February 26, 2007.

Iowa: Ames
By proclamation, Iowa’s Governor Chester Culver declared June 24-30, 2007 Pollinator Week in the State of Iowa, signed February 20, 2007. The 9th International Pollination Symposium Plant-Pollinator Relationships – Diversity in Action will be held on the Iowa State University campus June 24-28, 2007.

Kansas
Renowned artist Stan Herd will create a one-acre crop art version of the dogface butterfly U.S. Postal Service stamp, one of four in the “Pollination” series designed for Pollinator Week. Stan Herd’s creations have been featured in numerous national publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Wall Street Journal.

Louisiana: Statewide
By proclamation, Louisiana’s Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco declared June 24-30, 2007 Pollinator Week in the State of Louisiana, signed March 15, 2007.

Maine: Statewide
By proclamation, Maine’s Governor John Baldacci declared June 24-30, 2007 Pollinator Week in the State of Maine, signed January 24, 2007.

Maryland: Baltimore (area)
USDA Beltsville Bee Laboratory will have an Open House.

The Maryland Cooperative Extension Service will hold an outdoor event in celebration of Pollinator Week entitled “Our World Survives because of Pollinators.” The event will take place at the Salisbury Zoo in Salisbury, MD on June 30th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Ginny Rosenkrantz, (410) 749-6141, or Michael Embrey, (410) 827-8056.

Michigan: Statewide
By proclamation, Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm declared June 24-30, 2007 Pollinator Week in the State of Michigan, signed February, 2007.

Minnesota: Sherburne County
A living “Pollinator Exhibit” will be unveiled on the grounds of the Sherburne County History Center. Following a short program on the importance of pollinators, the local Postmaster, with a specially designed cancellation stamp, will cancel the new “Crops of the Americas” stamps for those attending. Cake and refreshments will be served.
June 27, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Sherburne History Center, 10775 27th Ave., Becker, MN 55308. Call (763) 241-1170, ext. 3, to RSVP.

New Jersey
There will be an EPA-IR-4 crop tour on June 27th. The tour will include stops at pollinator-dependent farms and other interesting, educational sites. For more information and to sign up as a participant, click here.

New Mexico: Albuquerque
The Rio Grande Biologic Garden will host Pollinator Week events Monday, June 25-Saturday, June 30, 10am-2pm. Take part in workshops, visit discovery stations, and attend mini-talks about how to create homes for pollinators in your backyard.

North Carolina: Macon County
“Pollinator Day — The Impact of the Individual,” will be held Saturday, June 16, from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine at the Tassee Picnic Shelter, Little Tennessee River Greenway, Franklin, NC. Activities will include public education exhibits, outdoor activities, lectures, and hands-on projects. For more information, visit www.ncbartramtrail.org.

Ohio: Cleveland
During Pollinator Week, the Biodiversity Alliance will host a Summer Science Institute focusing on butterfly diversity and invasive plants. Participating teachers will visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Virginia: Annandale
The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia will host an event on Sunday, June 24th to kick off Pollinator Week. Activities include a presentation about the natural history of bee pollination and tips to attract pollinators, a workshop on building houses for bees, a meadow restoration project during the week, and possible other activities including a lecture on hummingbirds and information about butterfly and moth gardens. For more information, (703) 256-6895.


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