12 Apr 2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
The decline of many species of bees – as well as various other pollinators – poses a large threat to the world’s food supply and if the decline continues, there will be devastating consequences around the globe.
Mark L. Winston, the world’s leading expert on bees and pollination and recent 2015 Governor-General’s Award-winner for his bestselling nonfiction book, Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive, joins the Salt Spring Forum for a discussion on bees and what they can teach us.
Dr. Winston has had a distinguished career researching, teaching, writing and commenting on bees and agriculture, environmental issues and science policy. Winston’s work has appeared in numerous books, commentary columns for the Vancouver Sun, The New York Times, The Sciences, Orion magazine, and frequently on CBC radio and television and National Public Radio. His research, communication, and dialogue achievements have also been recognized by many awards. He currently is a Professor and Senior Fellow in Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, and a Professor of Biological Sciences.
Tickets are available at ArtSpring at 250.537.2102 and online, or at Salt Spring Books. $15 Forum Members; $20 General Admission.
*Photo above by Belle Ancell
Listen to Mark Winston on CBC’s The Current (2015):