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Bumble Boosters Pollinator Education and Conservation Fund

Bumble Boosters Pollinator Education and Conservation Fund

Pollinators impact us every day. One third of the food we eat is derived from insect-pollinated plants with the most significant pollinators being bees. Many of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts that we eat are a result of bee pollination. Indirectly, bee pollination also affects many other foods. Bee-pollinated alfalfa and clover plants fuel the range-fed livestock industry that provides us with meat and dairy products. In addition to our food supply, bees pollinate flowering plants that beautify our landscape and provide food and shelter for wildlife.

Since 1999, Bumble Boosters has partnered with public and private organizations to encourage the conservation of bees and other invertebrate pollinators. The primary mission of Bumble Boosters is promoting the benefits of pollinators and public science literacy through engagement in authentic research with native pollinators. A team led by Doug Golick Assistant Professor in the UNL Department of Entomology, collaborate to design educational programming and research that engages learners of all ages in learning about pollinators and the science of pollination.

Recently, Bumble Boosters has expanded its reach to promote pollinator conservation and education internationally, partnering with citizen scientists across the Northern Hemisphere. Bumble Boosters seeks to put the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the forefront of innovative approaches to engaging international partners in pollinator education and conservation efforts.

Learn more about Bumble Boosters at http://bumbleboosters.unl.edu.


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Craig Buescher

Craig Buescher

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1139 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
craig.buescher@nufoundation.org
Craig grew up in South Central Nebraska on a diversified farm and livestock operation. Craig graduated from the University of Nebraska with an animal science degree and worked at Senek Swine Testing Station, the Meat Animal Research Center before operating his own diversified farming operation near Deweese for more 30 years.
Doug Carr

Doug Carr

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1160 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
doug.carr@nufoundation.org
Doug is a graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2017 and has extensive experience in video production, advertising, sales and marketing, primarily in the field of agribusiness. Doug’s fundraising efforts are focused on the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Josh Egley

Josh Egley

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1202 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
josh.egley@nufoundation.org
Josh has been with the foundation since 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Josh's experience at UNL was very positive and working at the foundation allows him to help make that same experience available to other students. It also allows him to give back to his alma mater.
 
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