Pollinator Week 2020

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. It is celebrated on June 22-28, 2020.


Sustainable Cleveland kicked off National Pollinator Week with a speaker series featuring 5 experts in their respective fields. Our speakers discussed their work in citizen science, community engagement, research, education and gardening.


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A video of the all presentations may be found here.

Click on the title of each presentation below for information and resources about each topic and speaker


Project Wingspan: Spreading Wings and Seeds across the Midwest

Amber Barnes - Wildlife Conservation Ecologist, Pollinator Partnership


Bringing Nature Home: in our park, in our yard, in our neighborhood

John Barber and Peggy Spaeth, co-chairs Friends of Lower Lake


Life in a contaminated habitat: How heavy metals affect the common eastern bumble bee

Sarah Scott, Entomology graduate student, Gardiner Lab, The Ohio State University


Pollinator Education in Ohio

Denise Ellsworth, Program Director of Pollinator Education, OSU Department of Entomology


What is that plant and how do I get it?

Amy Roskilly, Conservation Education & Communications Manager, Cuyahoga Soil & Water