Outreach

As part of our NSF funded work on “The effects of habitat fragmentation on pollination” Matt Betts and I have been working with Dr. Kari O’Connell to develop a hummingbird/pollination education program in Oregon K-12 schools. We have worked with local teachers to develop educational materials and ‘pollination games’ to help educate students on how pollination is important and how human activities can influence these important services. We have also implemented a student-driven project investigating the effects of landscape context on nectar consumption rates using graduated hummingbird feeders. The students monitor the feeders, conduct observations and collect volume data.DSC_1100 DSC_1102 DSC_1101

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