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Open Space Speaker Series: “Wild for Bees” with Jessica Goldstrohm
October 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Bees! Bees! Bees!
Join Jessica Goldstrohm, owner of The Bees Waggle, LLC, as she shares the many amazing skills of bees and all the things that make bees so important to the environment. Learn about the vast array of bee species on the planet, and how you can “bee” a good steward to bees in your own backyard. Jessica Goldstrohm is an accomplished entrepreneur, author, speaker, photographer, and naturalist with a passion for wild bees and other wonders of nature.
Jessica Goldstrohm holds a BS in News Editing from the University of Colorado and an MS in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University. She is currently working on a MA in Biology through the Denver Zoo and Miami University. Jessica has worked in labs doing research on cells but found that teaching people about nature, as well as observing nature is far more interesting, inspiring, and meaningful to her.
Jessica owns The Bees Waggle, LLC, a small business aimed at raising awareness about wild bees as well as other wonders of nature. Jessica gives talks, guest teaches in schools, designs products for solitary bees, and writes articles and social media posts (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube). Additionally, she has developed curricula for elementary schools to teach about pollinators, soil, and biodiversity for organizations including Beyond Pesticides and Douglas County Conservation District. She has served on the boards of People and Pollinators Action Network (PPAN), Colorado Pollinator Network (CPN), and Douglas County Conservation District (DCCD), and is currently on the board of Broomfield Open Space Foundation (BOSF). Jessica has self-published two children’s books (The Hungry Honeybee and The Pollinator Hero Journal) centered around helping bees in the actions we take.
Jessica spends most of her time outside with her family or alone looking for buzzing subjects and their kin to observe and photograph. Jessica has gained her naturalist expertise through rigorous studying, time spent with experts, and hours spent observing nature. Her current goals include expanding her writing, teaching, and curriculum development to include actions we can take in our yards to improve local biodiversity and to connect people to nature through these activities.