Rachel and Elias are both graduate students at Washington State University in David Crowder's entomology lab. Our goal is to educate the public on pollinators and pollinator conservation. Through our research, we plan to discover what pollinators are most abundant and efficient in western Washington farming and urban gardening systems. We also study the behavior of bees, and how that relates to pollination, and how different farming practices affect the overall health of different species of bees. We will use our research to develop recommendations for pollinator conservation, and how to improve habitats on all scales to support pollinator communities.
Our work is supported by grants from the USDA and Western SARE.
We are working with many community partners to develop research questions, educational materials, courses and more. Here is a list of some of our partners!
- Northwest Pollinator Initiative
- Washington State University Extension
- Seattle Tilth
- Seattle Parks and Recreation
- The Common Acre/ Flight Path
- The Evergreen State College
Check back regularly for updates! As we develop tools and literature, we will make them available here!
WSU Extension Publication
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