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Join Us for a FREE Hands-on Workshop

Thursday, July 18, 2019

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

MSU Tollgate Education Center
28115 Meadowbrook Road
Novi, MI 48377

Join entomologist, Dr. Zsofia Szendrei and her graduate student, Logan Appenfeller, for a hands-on workshop in Novi to learn how to identify and monitor our native, solitary squash bees which specialize in pollinating squash flowers. This training will give you an opportunity to interact with entomologists in the classroom and garden setting. You will acquire bee identification skills and get answers to questions about filling out the monitoring survey. 

We will spend the first half of the training indoors and then head out to the field to try our new skills at identifying squash bees. We will also practice using the survey collection form and app while in the field. Be sure to dress accordingly. 

This Citizen Science project will provide information used to educate organic vegetable gardeners and commercial growers increase productivity of cucurbit crops.


Register online by July 16, 2019

FREE for 2019 re-certified MSU Extension Master Gardeners!
All participants must register online in advance.  

Education Hours: This program qualifies for 2.5 hours of MSU Extension Master Gardener Program education credit. These hours should be reported in the VMS by selecting the project "2018 Squash Bee EMG Citizen Science Project".

2019 Squash Bee Citizen Science Project Workshop - Novi


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Mary Wilson at or Dr. Zsofia Szendrei at