Pollinator Week 2022

Pollinator Week annually celebrates pollinator health internationally. Celebrate pollinators with Pitt and spread the word about what we can do to protect pollinators worldwide.

Did you know that pollinators are responsible for 1 out of every 3 bites of food you take? This is just one of the reasons that pollinators are crucial for the environment. Pollinators are responsible for pollinating about 90% of all flowering plants, and these plants couldn’t exist without them! Pollinator week is a way to learn, celebrate, and protect pollinators.

From June 20-26, join Pitt in elevating our native pollinators by engaging with us on social media, visiting one of our 9 pollinator gardens on campus, or attending an event!

Pitt Events

June 21: Butterfly Puddler  | Center for Creativity| 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Create your very own butterfly puddler with the Center for Creativity to put in your yard to help support local pollinator species!

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June 22: Pitt to Porch Pollinator Walk/Talk |  9:30-11:00 pm

Join us for a pollinator walk/talk to celebrate National Pollinator Week! We will start by touring at the Plant2Plate pollinator garden on Pitt campus to learn more about pollinator-friendly plants and practices. We will then head to The Porch at Schenley Plaza for a talk about an important pollinator, honey bees, by guest speaker Randy from Bee Boy PGH. Randy manages the hives located on top of The Porch and will talk about why the honey bees are up there, what they do, and how he helps to care for them. After the event, participants will have the option to tour the rooftop gardens and beehives with staff from the Porch Restaurant.

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June 24: Everything but the B’s (virtual lunch and learn) | 12:00-1:00 pm

The B’s (bees and butterflies) are fantastic pollinators, but did you know there are many other interesting species of pollinators too? Join us for a virtual lunch and learn to celebrate National Pollinator Week and learn about “everything but the B’s”! Some of these interesting pollinating species include bats, flies, moths, and more. This interactive virtual session will be led by graduate student, Veronica Iriart, from the Department of Biological Sciences at Pitt.

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The University of Pittsburgh is committed to helping native pollinators. Our Sustainable Landscape Guidelines and the Pollinator Habitat Advisory Committee help guide Pitt’s efforts to reach ecological goals set by the Pitt Sustainability Plan.

 

 

Learn more about Pollinators at Pitt:

Pitt Bee Campus: As of June 2020, the University of Pittsburgh is a certified Bee Campus USA!

Pollinators at Pitt: Learn more about pollinators and the overall efforts Pitt is making to improve our campus for Pollinators.

Pollinators at Home: Make your backyard pollinator friendly with some of these helpful tips.

Posvar Pollinator Garden on Clemente: Learn about our student-designed pollinator garden planted last spring.
Pollinator Week 2021: See how we celebrated Pollinator Week last year!

Community Events`

June 22: All About Bees with Allegheny Land Trust  | 5-5:45pm 

  • Join the Allegheny Land Trust for a free virtual webinar “All About Bees” on June 22 from 5-5:45pm. Did you know Pennsylvania has more species of bees than we do birds? Celebrate Pollinator Week by learning all about our buzzy friends; their biology, importance and even some bee look a-likes.

June 24: Storytime with PGH Parks Conservancy | 11am-12pm

  • PGH Parks Conservancy is hosting storytime from 11am-12pm at Schenley Plaza tent (with free rides on carousel after)

June 25: Pollinator Power with the The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania 7-9pm

  • Join the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania for a free virtual event on June 25 from 7-9pm to identify the most valuable players on your pollination team and get tips on how you can support them with your plantings and practices.

June 25: $5 Pollinator Appreciation Hike  With Allegheny Land Trust  | 10:00-11:30am

  • Join Allegheny Land Trust for a $5 Pollinator Appreciation hike on June 25 from 10:00-11:30am at Churchill Valley Greenway.