Earth Day celebration focuses on honeybees

This Wednesday the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous will host their annual Earth Day celebration on campus.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “On Bee-ing Human” a play on the university’s campus theme “On Being Human” and an exploration into the importance of bees in our world and the decline in the insect’s population.

A club and organization fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Stevenson Union.

ECOS and several other campus and community organizations will have tables set up with information about protecting our earth.

Live music will accompany the event.

In the evening, ECOS will host a showing of the documentary “Vanishing of the Bees.”

The largely overlooked issue explored in the movie is the literal disappearance of honey bees from earth. The cause of the disappearances is Colony Collapse Disorder, and beekeepers across the nation are working to save the bees from the phenomenon.

The film explains that one in three bites of food eaten by people is somehow affected by honey bees. Without bees, hundreds of crop species would go un-pollinated and the food industry would be drastically harmed.

The film showing will take place at 6 p.m. in SU 319, and will be followed by a panel discussion about the issue. Dinner will be provided.

 

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