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SUNY Potsdam’s WISER Center Hosts Honey Harvest Hoedown & Pollinator Jamboree

September 12, 2019

Local Living Venture Offers Third Honey Harvest Hoedown & Pollinator Jamboree at SUNY Potsdam’s WISER Greenhouse on Sept. 28

The third annual Honey Harvest Hoedown and Pollinator Jamboree, a public celebration of bees and other pollinators, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research Greenhouse, located in Stowell Hall on the SUNY Potsdam campus.

The Honey Harvest Hoedown and Pollinator Jamboree celebrates the birds, bees, bats, beetles, butterflies and moths that help provide our food and enrich the natural world. The jamboree is coordinated and sponsored by the WISER Center at SUNY Potsdam, the Local Living Venture and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environmental Division.

This free family-friendly event will include demonstrations, unique honey treats, pollinator habitat workshops, films and live bluegrass music by the Northern Southern Old Time Society Band. Guests can even harvest and eat comb honey.

A free tour of the pollinator gardens and apiaries at Cecilie Garden, located in SUNY Potsdam’s Lehman Park, will follow the jamboree, from 5 to 6 p.m. Shuttle transportation will be provided.

This event is free of charge, child-friendly, and open to the public, although donations are welcomed to benefit the Local Living Venture’s Pollinator Protection programming. To learn more about the program, visit

WISER events are always free for SUNY Potsdam students, and this program is made possible in part by funding from a grant by the Alcoa Foundation. For more information about the Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research at SUNY Potsdam, visit

SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Biology is grounded in the principle that every student should receive a quality education fitting their interests. Undergraduate research is embraced, with opportunities for hands-on learning in the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, cell and molecular biology, environmental science, and anatomy and physiology. The department also operates the Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research. For more information, visit

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit

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