POSTPONED: Pollinator Workshop

Wed, Jun 1, 2022 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


5:30-6:00 pm: the origins of pollination, what each partner gets, and their adaptations to the process.  

Please register to help us plan:

Tanya Lewis will introduce her colleague from Langara,

6-6:30 pm: Q&A with Ken Naumann is a biology teacher at Langara and a bee enthusiast who helped put in the hives on the Langara campus (corner of 51st and Ontario).

6:30-7:30 pm – Potluck dinner – all welcome.

including foraged herbs and greens from UCV gardens

display tables about butterflyway and native plant additions to the UCV gardens

7:30pm – on – socializing, Q&A, picking from the gardens. – Mary Bennett

Here’s Ken’s bio from Langara website:

I earned a PhD in insect ecology from Simon Fraser University and worked as a postdoc and researcher in private industry, mostly in the area of insect chemical ecology. I regularly teach invertebrate zoology and first year biology but have also taught courses in anatomy and physiology, ecology, environmental science, natural history, and health sciences. 

My current research interests are in the ecology of social insects and medicinal uses of plant secondary compounds. Highlights of my time at Langara include seeing students get excited about nature, and participating in field schools in East Africa and Haida Gwaii. I have also been lucky enough to participate in public health projects in East Africa and help develop a number of courses in the Health Sciences Department.

I have a lifelong interest in paleontology and mineralogy and try to work that into my teaching.


Locations: tba

rain or shine


More info about the Butterflyway Project click here.

Bonus: Register in advance and receive a rudbeckia plant!,’Black%2Deyed%20Susan’.





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Community • Environment • Pollinators