Pollinator Week 2021

 Pollinator Week Cover Photo with picture of hummingbird. June 21-27, 2021. www.pollinator.org

Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. For nearly 15 years, the Pollinator Partnership has coordinated Pollinator Week to raise awareness of the important ecosystem services pollinators provide and ways that we can protect them.

Pollinators, incluing bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles play an important role in helping achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. The ecosystem services provided by provided pollinators contribute to biodiversity and help us fight hunger, provide jobs, and end poverty.

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As we celebrate Pollinator Week, explore the ways that MSU research, education and outreach supports pollinators on campus and beyond. Check out highlights below, along with ways you can get involved to support and protect pollinators.


MSU Pollinator Highlights

Become a Pollinator Champion

Pollinator Champions is a free, self-paced online course offered by Michigan State University. The course is packed full of videos, articles, and fun activities to guide you through the amazing world of pollinators and pollination. Enroll today and help support pollinators!

Photo of a monarch butterfly on coneflower.

Reclaiming pollinator habitat on campus through Project Wingspan

The Pollinator Partnership's Project Wingspan has awarded MSU with native seed to increase the quality, quantity, and connectivity of pollinator habitat. IPF Landscape Services, MSU Fisheries and Wildlife Club, and the College of Natural Science’s Plant Biology Department are working together to reclaim an area on campus as wildlife habitat. Learn more about the restoration project

Photo Credit: Nick Schrader, IPF

Photo of students at campus restoration site. Photo Credit Nick Schrader, IPF.

Take a virtual visit of MSU's new Pollinator Performance Center

The Pollinator Performance Center, located on MSU's South Campus, serves as a hub of MSU pollinator research, teaching, outreach and will accommodate collaborations with beekeepers and pollinator enthusiasts. Learn about the new center and explore with a virtual visit from WILX Studio 10.

Photo Credit: Ana Heck, MSU Extension

Bee Hives at the Pollinator Performance Center. Photo Credit: Ana Heck.

Supporting pollinators throughout Michigan

The Michigan Pollinator Initiative works with partners around the state in pursuit of research-based solutions for beekeepers, growers, land managers, and policy makers to promote economic vitality and ecological stability. Learn more about the Initiative's coordinated research, education, extension, and policy efforts. 

Photo of a honey bee on a flower.

Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection Plan

The Michigan Pollinator Initiative has been a key partner in developing and helping coordinate the Managed Pollinator Protection Plan for the state of Michigan. Read the latest updates on implementing 10 actions from the plan

Bee pollinating flower on tree.

Additional resources to support pollinators