Start Date

11-2-2019 10:20 AM

End Date

11-2-2019 10:30 AM

Abstract

Recent research has shown a gap between the public’s interest in new pollinators and the public’s understanding of bees and their needs. This study examines public knowledge and validation of bee pollinators through a survey consisting of questions that ask the respondent to identify bees, rank flowers in terms of bee foraging resources, identify individual contributions to pollinators’ resources at home or in a community garden, and state values for pollinators. The goal of this effort is to highlight potential gaps in interest and understanding to allow educators and scientists to more efficiently target these gaps in knowledge to better provide resources for bee pollinators.

Subjects

Environmental education, Environmental social sciences

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Feb 11th, 10:20 AM Feb 11th, 10:30 AM

Understanding the gaps between interest and knowledge of bee pollinators

Recent research has shown a gap between the public’s interest in new pollinators and the public’s understanding of bees and their needs. This study examines public knowledge and validation of bee pollinators through a survey consisting of questions that ask the respondent to identify bees, rank flowers in terms of bee foraging resources, identify individual contributions to pollinators’ resources at home or in a community garden, and state values for pollinators. The goal of this effort is to highlight potential gaps in interest and understanding to allow educators and scientists to more efficiently target these gaps in knowledge to better provide resources for bee pollinators.