Alumni Award Winner Eric Lee-Mäder to Present at HortSci Grows: Sustainability

December 22, 2017

We invite you to join us for HortSci Grows on April 11, 2018. HortSci Grows is a daylong event that celebrates where Horticultural Science has been and where we’re going. This year our theme is sustainability, featuring Eric Lee-Mäder (M.Ag. 2005) as keynote speaker and recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Since graduating in 2005, Lee-Mäder has established himself as one of the world’s leading voices for pollinator and insect conservation. His work has been used in national strategies to promote honeybee and pollinator health, and he has spearheaded initiatives that have created over 700,000 acres of habitat for pollinators throughout the United States. He has helped negotiate more than $12 million in investments from corporations and foundations to support pollinator conservation efforts and currently co-directs the world’s largest team of pollinator ecologists through the Xerces Society.

This is only the beginning of what Lee-Mäder has done for pollinators and conservation. Activities at HortSci Grows will include an opportunity to hear about Lee-Mäder’s work as well as sustainability work done by faculty and staff in the department.