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BeeTV: Pesticides, Bees, and the Race to Curb Neonics

May 16 @ 3:30 pm 4:30 pm UTC+0


What is the impact of chemical pesticides on bees and the environment, and what can we do to combat it? 

Join us along with experts from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Eckerd College Collegium of Natural Sciences for an in-depth look at pesticides’ role in bee and pollinator loss and their harmful effects on environmental and human health.

We then zoom in on the vital work being done to curb the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, and the implications of the Birds and Bees Protection Act, which recently passed the New York State Assembly on April 27, and is now in review in the New York Senate.  

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About The Panelists

Dan Raichel

Acting Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Pollinator initiative, which focuses on protecting our nation’s bee populations from the ever-growing threats to their health and existence—in particular, the use of bee-toxic pesticides. Raichel was formerly co-director of NRDC’s Community Fracking Defense Project and an advocate for the cleanup of industrial pollution in the New York region.
Rebecca Louie

Executive Director of The Bee Conservancy. Rebecca is a Catskills beekeeper and certified Master Composter. She splits her time between the mountains and city with her dog, Max.
Scott Dobrin

Assistant Professor of Biology at Eckerd College, Collegium of Natural Sciences. Scott’s research focuses on linking molecular and structural changes in the brain with changes in behavior. Using insect models that display complex social behaviors (the honey bee and bumble bee), my laboratory studies the impact of environmental stressors on learning and memory.

Cathy Johnson

Environmental Contaminants Specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As the lead pesticides expert in her region, Cathy coordinates with the endangered species program on all activities regarding pesticides and endangered species. She has worked as the technical lead for litigation driven Endangered Species Act section 7 consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the registration of pesticides and their effects on endangered species. 


May 16
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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