10 Questions on Pollinators with Justine Doll

What they are, why they are important and how a community science initiative makes it easy for everyone to get involved in helping bees and their pollinator pals.

Videography by Haley Martin

Dive into the buzzing world of pollinators with Justine Doll. The graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary has her eyes on the bees (and other pollinators) in the city. Doll leads the Calgary Pollinator Project, a community science-driven initiative where anyone is invited to learn, observe and collect data on our local pollinators and raise awareness about the important role they play in our environment.

EXTRA CREDIT

Visit the Calgary Pollinator’s project on iNaturalist to see the more than 7,000 pollinator observations and add your own.

UCalgary is a Bee City Canada Campus, which means it explores research, teaching and learning, campus and community engagement, and operational and administrative practices to make it more pollinator-friendly.

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