The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) at the University of Colorado Boulder offers multiple programs for students and teachers in the biological sciences. With funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, we are able to offer paid research opportunities to undergraduates as well as offer many free programs for K-12 teachers.
- The Bees' Needs: Engaging Citizens in Bee Research
Deane Bowers' fascination with insects began with butterflies, but she soon spread her wings to embrace other "bugs." As curator of entomology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Bowers is always looking for ways to make entomology more accessible to the public. Luckily inviting the public to participate in bee research is an easy sell. The Bees' Needs project aims to engage the public and to educate volunteers about beloved bees.
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