2019 Oregon Native Bee Field Course registration

course fees

$150 - Oregon Bee Atlas members, does not include lodging or meals
$400 - Regular registration, does not include lodging or meals
No refunds after registration deadline - end of day May 1st 2019.

time & location

Siskiyou Field Institute (SFI): 1241 Illinois River Road, Selma OR 97538; 9 am to 4 pm each day
Registrants are responsible for their own accommodation and food. We recommend staying at the Siskiyou Field Institute.

course description

This is a 4-day field course hosted at the Siskiyou Field Institute in Selma, Oregon, from May 7-10, 2019, and includes field trips, laboratory sessions, and lectures. Participants will arrive the evening of May 6. Room and board are not provided, but accommodations are available through the Siskiyou Field Institute as well as cooking facilities (see contact details). The course provides an introduction to the biological diversity, ecology, and field methods of native bees. We will focus on field methods for observing and surveying bee diversity, as well as methods for data collection and curation. This course requires fieldwork and physical activity. Participants will be required to travel slowly for short distances over uneven terrain.


Participants will develop experience with survey methods, data collection, and specimen handling, while understanding trade-offs in research design.

required equipment

Participants should come prepared with field attire including appropriate footwear, and clothing for highly variable weather. General field equipment such as nets, traps, and collection vessels will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring cameras.


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