Intended Audience

Anyone with an interest in bees and a desire to help them in a hands-on way is encouraged to attend - no prior experience needed!


Saturday, August 12th, 2023
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ET
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This in-person workshop is free of charge. 



Panola Mountain State Park

Stockbridge, Georgia

*This event is entirely outdoors 

*Driving directions and parking will be sent closer to the date.

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Workshop Contact

Laurie Hamon (she/they)

Endangered Species Conservation Biologist
The Xerces Society


 Photo Credits

Banner photo: Laurie Hamon / The Xerces Society 

Side bar photo: Bombus occidentalis
Rich Hatfield / The Xerces Society


Southeast Bumble Bee Atlas Field Day

Panola Mountain State Park

Stockbridge, Georgia

Saturday, August 12th, 2023
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Please join us in a collaborative effort to track and conserve the bumble bees of the Southeast through this training

The workshop is limited to 20 people, so act quickly to reserve your spot!  


Want to connect with other Southeast Bumble Bee Atlas volunteers and get some hands-on experience? Join us for a field day! We'll go over how to use your insect net, how to collect data according to project methods, and how to identify bumble bees.  


Laurie Hamon (she/they), Endangered Species Conservation Biologist,
he Xerces Society

Laurie is a conservation biologist for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the lead project manager for the newly-launched Southeast Bumble Bee Atlas. She earned her PhD at North Carolina State University, where she conducted her thesis on the pollination ecology of Venus fly traps. She has conducted survey work for multiple rare insect species and investigated insect communities in urban pollinator gardens. Laurie was also co-coordinator on a community science project to monitor butterflies at a biological reserve in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.