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Lunchtime Discovery: Saving Southeastern Pollinators With Citizen Science

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Amanda Wilkins among flowers

Amanda Wilkins, Horticulture Agent, NC Cooperative Extension — Lee County Center

The Great Southeast Pollinator Census began at the University of Georgia in 2017 as a pilot program to raise awareness and literacy around insects in the garden, and to empower everyday citizens to use their powers of observation to gather data for scientific research. In 2023, this program expanded to include North Carolina and the first count was just recently completed. Join us and meet Extension Agent Amanda Wilkins, who was part of a team from NC State and NC A&T State Universities that brought the count to North Carolina. Discover how data from past counts has been used in research, see some of the preliminary results from the 2023 count, and most importantly, learn how YOU can participate and protect pollinators in your own home and community.

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


September 27
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States