UConn has been certified as a Bee Campus since 2018. The initial certification was spearheaded by PIRG, a student activist organization on campus, and our current Bee Campus USA Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students that are involved in pollinator-related activities on campus.
What is A Bee Campus?
This certification is given by the Xerces Society to university campuses that effectively:
- Create and assemble yearly a Bee Campus USA Committee
- Establish and enhance pollinator habitat on campus
- Engage in related service-learning projects
- Develop and implement signage about pollinator protection
- Offer courses that include information on pollinator conservation
- Maintain social media and online accounts to post Bee Campus updates
Learn more about these commitments on the Bee Campus website.
For More Information:
- Recommended Native Pollinator Plant Species List for Connecticut - this comprehensive list has information about blooming times and other fun characteristics of native pollinator plants.
- Sustainable Plants for Connecticut Schools - another useful list of native plants created by UConn Extension.
- UConn's Integrated Pest Management Plan - updated in November, 2019.