Guest Blog by Patrick McKee, Committee Chair, Bee Campus USA - University of Connecticut Storrs
Sustainability Program Manager, Office of Sustainability, University of Connecticut Storrs
In 2018 the University of Connecticut Storrs became the first certified Bee Campus in the state of Connecticut. UConn’s Bee Campus application was primarily student-driven, and students continue to play a central role in pollinator conservation activities on campus. Faculty, staff, and students integrate pollinator protection throughout campus activities, bringing together the campus community around a shared goal. In 2019, UConn invited the campus community and general public to join them for a variety of exciting pollinator education, outreach, and habitat enhancement activities.