Lowell Lecture

The Bees and the Seas: Finding Similarities in Conservation Goals

Date & Time

Oct. 30, 2014


IMAX Theater at New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
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Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, founder & chief scientific officer, The Best Bees Company and Dr. Randi Rotjan, associate scientist, New England Aquarium

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium



The urban gardening movement is well aware of the importance of pollinators, native plants, and water conservation, but the oceans are not a regular part of the conversation. The story is the same (but reversed) for ocean enthusiasts, who are well versed in issues of water conservation, pollution and overfishing - but the terrestrial environment is often ignored. Here's a chance to finally talk about both the bees and the seas: how the "green" and "blue" movements have aligned goals and mutual interests. It may come as a surprise, but most of the actions needed to promote honeybee pollinators are the same actions necessary for healthy oceans. Come find out why, and your local honey will taste twice as sweet.