CCBER is excited to announce a new workshop series designed to provide hands-on experience with the taxonomy and identification of California's unique biota. Previous workshops have focused on the ecology of soil biocrust and marine algae identification from the Santa Barbara coastal area. Upcoming courses include identification of California native bees, diversity and identification of manzanitas, and a new course on the seaweeds of Santa Rosa Island. The workshops are designed to provide personalized instruction and intensive training for a variety of interested people, ranging from beginning naturalists to professional biologists. Workshops are opened to the public.
Join us for the next scheduled workshop covering the taxonomic identification of California native bees, which will take place September 12–14 at CCBER. This is an intensive, three day introduction into the identification of native bees. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how to preserve specimens for identification, the use of dichotomous keys, as well as the biology and ecology of bees. The workshop will be taught by Jamie Pawelek, an alumnus of the Urban Bee Lab at UC Berkeley and author of several papers on bees and pollination. Registration is available online at https://extension.ucs.edu (search XLRN 811.CCBER under courses tab).
CCBER Workshop Series - Fall 2018 Schedule
|September 12-14||Taxonomic Identification of California Native Bees|
|September 28-30||Seaweeds of Santa Rosa Island and the Santa Barbara Coast|
|October 20-21||Manzanitas of California|