Mission Pollinization – by The Bug Chicks

Their business is bugs.

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Self proclaimed “Bug Dorks”, Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker, are The Bug Chicks.  Together they run a unique venture in Solpugid Productions, an educational company that promotes the science of bugs. From their website:

Solpugid Productions is an educational consulting company that promotes the sciences.  We focus on underprivileged populations and developing countries.
SP is a partnership between two entomologists (bugdorks).  Our backgrounds are varied: theater, dance, art, photography, videography and of course science.  It is this unique mix that helps us to create curriculum that is engaging and fun.  We combine science education, research and cutting edge media to shake things up.
We also use insects and spiders as a vehicle to address common fears that young people struggle with: career choices, self-esteem, educational potential, prejudice and racism.
We offer in-class workshops in English, Spanish and Swahili.  We are available for partnerships with non-profits for curriculum development and media projects.

 

Visit The Bug Chicks Video Page for more.

Notice that hoverfly in the opening title? That is Eristalis tenax, the European drone fly, my small contribution to ‘Mission Pollinization’! For a better look, click on the first image in the sidebar.

The Bug Chicks 5: Mission Pollination , posted with vodpod

 

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2 Comments

  1. Kurt 2 April, 2011 at 11:51 PM #

    Thanks for sharing this Adrian. Love them…they are so funny!

  2. Pollinator 28 April, 2011 at 2:44 PM #

    Terrific job! I love this video. I will recommend it from now on when I give presentations on pollinators.
    One detail, though, at the end, when you suggest that the viewers watch for pollinators, mention that very fancy flowers, such as doubles, or exotic types are not likely to have many visitors. It is better to visit a wildflower garden. It is also a very good idea to grow native plants in your garden because they do a better job at feeding pollinators, as well as other wildlife.