Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

Dr. Margarita López-Uribe elected American Association of Professional Apiculturalists President
Congratulations to Dr. López-Uribe, a CPR member, in her new role with the AAPA!
Penn State Arboretum accepting applications for educational programs

The Arboretum at Penn State is currently seeking proposals for educational programs, to be supported by the Mark J. Tygel Endowment for Educational Programs in The Arboretum at Penn State, for summer 2022. Proposals are due March 4th. Please email Timothy Gould with questions (
SCInet graduate student summer internships
Paid graduate student internships are available this summer at Mississippi State University through the USDA SCINET program. Applications are due March 15.
Undergraduate pollination research awards now accepting applications
Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research is pleased to announce to award opportunities to fund undergraduate pollinator research during 2022.
Undergraduate pollination research awards now accepting applications
The U.S. National Park Service is currently recruiting for a 30-week insect ecology intern to assist with various research undertakings during the 2022 field season.

Bee Hotels at Penn State Arboretum: A Reflection
IBC Education Progam Specialist Heather Desorcie reports on the use of, and visitors to, the bee hotels recently installed at the PSU Arboretum's Pollinator and Bird Garden

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Seminar Series: PSU Entomology Dept.
Ariane Lourie Harrison, Harrison Atelier/Pratt Institute
The Pollinator Pavilion: leveraging design and artificial intelligence for pollinator habitat and public engagement
Friday, February 11 @ 10-11 am ET, in person at 101 Thomas
Organic Beekeeping Series: Penn State Extension
Tom Butzler, Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Robyn Underwood: Penn State University
Jan 18, 25 and Feb 8, 15 @ 3:30PM. $30 registration for full series
PSU Extension: Second Saturday Gardening Series
John Colatch, Penn State University
Creating a Year-Round Habitat for Birds and Their Friends
Saturday, February 12 @ 11 am -12:30 pm ET. $5 registration fee.
Bee Biogeography and Systematics Talks
Paul Williams, The Natural History Museum
When did bumblebees arrive in South America
Wednesday, February 23 @ 11 am. Register online free.
The Arboretum at Penn State, Winter Programming
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