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UNT Speaks out on Bees
Bees are a critical part of a healthy ecosystem. They are the main pollinators for cash crops like tomatoes and peppers, and many wild plants that birds and animals rely upon for food. Unfortunately, their population is declining at an alarming rate. In this special event, hear experts discuss the importance of bees in nature and in our lives, and learn about what can be done to preserve these important creatures.
Featuring Jessica Beckham, a doctoral candidate in Environmental Sciences whose work examines Texas bumblebee populations, and Will Hicks, a full time web developer with the UNT Libraries, and part time hobby beekeeper.
North Branch, Denton Public Library, 3020 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76209
The UNT Libraries established UNT Speaks Out as a forum for Faculty, Staff and Students to create conversations about contemporary issues among all members of the UNT community and Denton County residents. Past topics have included Vegetarianism, Alzheimer’s disease, and Fracking, as well as the annual Human Library event. In 2015 the events are moving off campus in a partnership with the Denton Public Library.