Get the buzz on the bees of the desert and learn all about a website built for nature nerds in two virtual events hosted by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum this month.
On Wednesday, April 7, University of Arizona doctoral student Kathryn Busby will share her knowledge of the state’s variety of bees, which are the most diverse on Earth. Learn about thousands of bee species here beyond bumble bees and honey bees, and hear about conservation efforts to protect them from threats including extreme heat. The free talk takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants can register here.
The Desert Museum’s education manager, Catherine Bartlett, continues her Q&A series with scientists on Tuesday, April 13, with a virtual visit from Ken-ichi Ueda, co-founder and co-director of iNaturalist, an online global community for nature lovers. From 6 to 7 p.m., Bartlett and Ueda will discuss his longtime love of biology, jobs as a web developer and wildlife technician and his desire to combine nature and the internet. Register for the free event here.
Both events are free, but donations to help sustain the museum’s educational programs are welcome and can be made here.