The Bee Course is a workshop offered for conservation biologists,
pollination ecologists and other biologists who want to gain greater
knowledge of the systematics and biology of bees. From the course description:
“The field of pollination ecology explores the reproductive biology of plants in general, including the biotic and abiotic agents associated with pollination and seed-set. …the 20,000 species of bees worldwide play a dominant role in the sexual reproduction of most plant communities.
This course will empower students with 1) the confident use of The Bee Genera of North and Central America, 2) an appreciation for the biological diversity of bees, and 3) sufficient background to learn more about bees and investigate pollination and conservation problems with greater insight.”
The 2009 course will be held at the Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Arizona, from August 31 to September 9, 2009.
Man, I wanna go!!
[thanks to da100foto for the lovely photo]