Welcome to the first of our Pollinator Week Special Episodes. Each day this week we’ll release new interviews with teams and individuals who are all working to protect, provide and propagate pollinators all over the globe! Pollinator Week was...
Welcome to the first of our Pollinator Week Special Episodes. Each day this week we’ll release new interviews with teams and individuals who are all working to protect, provide and propagate pollinators all over the globe!
Pollinator Week was started by Pollinator Partnership and we kick-off the week with P2’s President Laurie Adams and Program Director Kelly Rourke. P2’s projects include Monarch Wings Across America, North America Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) – in its 20th year, Mite-a-thon, Bee Friendly Farming, research grants for researchers focusing on forage development, posters, recipes, and all sorts of activities you can be a part of.
What a way to kick off this exciting series… and all the while starting our third year of The Beekeeping Today Podcast.
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CEO - Pollinator Partnership (P2)
Kelly Rourke is Executive Director of Pollinator Partnership and has been dedicated to pollinator conservation for over 8 years. Her focus is on large-scale habitat projects, plant-pollinator interactions, and agricultural and industry engagement.
Kelly holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has also received a Master’s of Science in Environmental Management (Ecology Concentration) from the University of San Francisco.
Her background in ecology, conservation, and culture has propelled her career in the non-profit sector. Prior to Pollinator Partnership (P2), Kelly worked at another bay area-based environmental non-profit called Conservacion Patagonica (CP). Kelly manages the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), National Pollinator Week, www.pollinator.org, and pollinator grants and scholarships. Kelly serves on the Board of Directors of Pollinator Partnership Canada, the Advisory Committee of the Monarch Joint Venture, and the Steering Committee for PlantAgents.
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