Honey Harvest Hoedown & Pollinator Jamboree

Join in the fun at the WISER Center!

Join SUNY Potsdam's WISER Center and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division
and the Local Living Venture for the


    & Pollinator Jamboree!

in partnership with PACES Dining Services (Thatcher Hall)
      & SUNY Potsdam's Environmental Club

Saturday, September 28
3 to 5 pm
SUNY Potsdam (location & directions below)

All events free of charge!
Fun children's activities provided!

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2:45 Registration
Short Films about the variety of natural Pollinators! 
Honey-based snacks and beverages from PACES Dining Services!

During registration, we will be viewing short films about the birds, bees, bats, beetles, butterflies, and moths that help provide our food and enrich the natural world - PLUS, snacks made from the honey that was harvested from campus beehives!!

3 to 5 pm     
Round Robin of Exhibitions!
At 3:10 a Round Robin of 10-15 minute presentations will begin:

Honey Harvesting Demonstrations!

      Harvest honey from the comb, see a variety of products that are made from bees wax.
      Network with local beekeepers and get their take on the joys and challenges of beekeeping!
      Local beekeepers are invited to bring honey (bulk, comb, or in the frame) for sale as part of a honey co-op!

Create Habitat for Wild (solitary) Bees!
      Learn to build homes and habitat for our wild local pollinators!
      Learn more about our wild pollinator friends - solitary bees, butterflies, beetles, moths, more!

Bug Lovers!
      Check out the Biology Department's display examples of a wide variety of pollinators in our area.
      You'll love seeing them up close with microscopes!

Planting your own Wildflower Habitat - the how's and why's!
      Learn how you can help create space (large or small) on your land that is dedicated to pollinators - become a Pollinator Pal!
         Includes free seeds to make your place, and our region, the pollinator-friendliest and wildflower-prettiest it can be!
Learn more about this free program, see this site: www.bit.ly/PollinatorProgram

Delicious Honey-based Food from PACES Thatcher Hall Dining Services!
Sample delicious recipes made from local honey by dedicated PACES Chef John Van Kennen. 
Musical Guests!
The Old Time Travelers - Southern Appalachian music with Phen Canner, Jody Wallace and Charlie Rohlfs - will provide a great ambiance of fun old-time tunes!

Free & open to the Public!
Child Friendly! 

5 to 6 pm   Optional Pollinator and Cecilie Gardens Tour 
Visit Demo Beehives!
      Information on what you need to start keeping bees (natural or managed) in your own backyard.
Tour the Cecilie Gardens!
      Tag along for a visual and informational delight!
Vans will be provided to shuttle participants the short distance to the Gardens in Lehman Park.

Join us at 2:45 to sign in
Stowell Hall / WISER Greenhouse
SUNY Potsdam (#8 on campus map)
- directly across from the Barrington Student Union & college store
- signs will be posted to guide you

Parking is available in Lot 9 on the campus Parking Map.
Pollinator-costumed parking attendants will be on site to direct you!
Lot 9 is next to the new Performing Arts Center building.
Parking tickets should not be issued, but if they are, turn them to us to be invalidated (for Lot 9 only.)
Some Handicap Accessible spots are available directly between Stowell Hall and the Barrington Student Union in Lot 10 on the map above, for blue handicap placard holders only.

Text or call Chelle at 315 261 1926 if directions are needed that day.

This event is free of charge and open to the pubic.
Donation pails will be available to make free-will donations to benefit Local Living Venture Pollinator Protection programming.
WISER Center events are always free for SUNY students.

This event wouldn't be possible - or nearly as much fun - without the participation of
 PACES Dining Services * Thatcher DIning Hall 

 SUNY Potsdam's Environmental Club  

This public celebration is a collaboration between
SUNY Potsdam's WISER Center
the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division
and the Local Living Venture
as part of the
Pollinator Protection project 
Details can be found at this website.

This program is made possible, in part, by funding from a grant to the WISER Center from the Alcoa Foundation.

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   T h e   L o c a l   L i v i n g  V e n t u r e
Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future

Coordinating near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share.

The Local Living Venture is coordinated entirely by volunteers.
With a small staff, and your support, we make big things happen!

Serious Fun * Delightful Education
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 Local Living Venture
315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617

We are a 501(c)(3) community-based non-profit based in the St. Lawrence River Valley. 
Volunteerism and donations are always welcomed and appreciated!

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