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Bee Campus USA (In Progress)


Bee Campus USA is a nation-wide movement to support pollinators on university campuses. A university that is Bee Campus USA-certified proves that they are progressing in awareness, native plant landscapes, and safe pest management. The Bee Campus committee developed an official web page in spring 2018 and worked with Facilitites & Services to develop a University Habitat Plan. In addition, with funding from the SSC, we will be installing pollinator signage on campus in fall 2018.



Interest in this project began in October 2017, at the AASHE Student Summit. Several residents of the Sustainability Living-Learning Community attended a workshop at this summit about the Bee Campus USA movement. These students were inspired by the progress of other universities and decided to start this project on our own campus. From that point on, the Sustainability LLC, Facilities & Services, Red Bison Ecological Restoration (RSO), and the Pollinatarium have collaborated to ensure the success of this project. The application process in this project must be done annually to maintain the Bee Campus USA certification.

Project Video(s)

Pollinator-Friendly Areas (Tracked by Fiscal Year)

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Brent Lewis

    Team Members:

    • Morgan White
    • Brent Lewis
    • John Marlin
    • Lesley Deem
    • Sara Mason
    • Joseph Kreiling
    • Vivek Sriramineni
    • Teylor Hunter
    • Lauren Paddock
    • Kate Smith
    • Bhairav Valera
    • Alaina Bottens
    • Nora Grasse
    • Jenna Mattes
    • Jane Halloran
    • May Berenbaum
    • Adam Dolezal
    • Rachel Daughtridge


  • Proposed January 31, 2018
    Proposed by Rachel Daughtridge
    Approved October 4, 2018
    Approved by Chancellor Jones
    Started January 31, 2018
    Started by Rachel Daughtridge


Project Location(s)

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