Stingless bees, blue banded bees, hoverflies and wasp mimics.
Which native bees and other insect pollinators are visiting your local flower patch?
Can you tell if they are a bee, fly or wasp?
Why is this important?
Learn about their mysterious lives and how to recognise the pollinating insects of Sydney this Australian pollinator week. Become a citizen scientist and test your new skills by doing a Wild pollinator count.
This is a free online event however bookings are essential.
Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to install the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.
This event will be Auslan interpreted. To access the Auslan interpreting, you will need to use Zoom on a computer for this event.
Amelie’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
About Amelie Vanderstock
Amelie Vanderstock is an ecologist, educator and artist in her final PhD year at the University of Sydney and Hokkaido University (Japan). Amelie researches the role of community gardens and urban greenspaces for promoting pollinating insect biodiversity. She also designs educational programs that connect youth with local ecology, inviting them to be co-creators of ecological research and science communications. Inspired by her studies, Amelie writes original Ecology PoP music and has performed at festivals, schools and in communities across Australia and Japan. Amelie has facilitated over 100 workshops for all ages on the ecology of native bees, urban permaculture and designing for biodiversity. For her science communications, Amelie was awarded the Ecological Society of Australia and NSW OEH award for Outstanding Outreach in 2019, and Dean's Award for Citizenship and Outreach in 2020. Amelie became an insect ecologist because she never lost her wonder at the amazing world of invertebrates and their fascinating lives. Her dream is to share this wonder with our broader community - because you can be an ecologist too!