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June 19 - June 23
The Auburn University College of Agriculture and Auburn Parks and Recreation are teaming up to celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 19-23. The week of activities is designed to educate the Auburn community on bees and other pollinators and their importance in food production, environmental health and more. Activities will include:
MONDAY, JUNE 19 — LA COMIDA DE POLINIZATION!
Learn how Latin American food have been influenced by pollination. A dinner hosted at Durango Taqueria will feature food requiring animal cross-pollination. The majority of crops to Latin American cuisine require cross-pollination, highlighting how we depend on interactions among plants and insects to feed the human population and biodiversity.
TUESDAY, JUNE 20 — ALL ABOUT THE BUZZ
Local coffee shops will feature information about the role of pollination in producing our morning cup of coffee.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 — AUBURN’S NIGHTLIFE
A walk through the Davis Arboretum at dusk will feature how moths pollinate flowers.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22 — SCIENCE POLLINATING ART
With the help of the Davis Arboretum, local artists and urban designers will be offered a crash course in pollination biology. The morning event will conclude with a pollinator lunch to discuss the latest Bee Build with Bee Bricks.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23 — THE BEE AUBURN STREET EVENT
A street event celebration will take place in the Gay Street parking lot.