Episode 172: How do you Protect Native Bee Populations?

Meet the Expert: Julie Travaglini, Senior Director of Education Allegheny Land Trust


Julie Travaglini

Julie Travaglini is the Senior Director of Education and Curriculum for Allegheny Land Trust. In her role, she creates hands-on, stem and place based lessons for children and adults alike as well as providing state accredited professional development. Working in the field for almost 18 years, she regularly travels the country speaking on the importance of environmental education. She is a community leader, serving as the President Elect for the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators as well as serving on the Board of the Western PA Mushroom Club and Beverly’s Birthdays. She recently self published a children’s book called Super Skills of Backyard Bugs, which is available on Amazon.


Here is Julie on another podcast, PLANTED, talking about her love of STEM https://planted-podcast.libsyn.com/season-2-episode-8-passion-with-julie-travaglini

Julie Travaglini and child

Want to learn more about Bees and where to find them? Check out the National Wildlife Federation HERE

Red bee


Blue beeGreen bee





Challenge: Make your own bee house! Information found HERE –> https://crownbees.com/blog/diy-how-to-make-a-solitary-bee-house/

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Honey bee book by Candace Fleming  

Highlighted book for this episode!

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera
by Candace Fleming (Author), Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)

A tiny honeybee emerges through the wax cap of her cell. Driven to protect and take care of her hive, she cleans the nursery and feeds the larvae and the queen. But is she strong enough to fly? Not yet!

Apis builds wax comb to store honey, and transfers pollen from other bees into the storage. She defends the hive from invaders. And finally, she begins her new life as an adventurer.



Book List:

What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem by Suzanne Buckingham Slade (Author), Carol Schwartz (Illustrator)

Bees: A Honeyed History by Piotr Socha (Author)

The Bee Book (Conservation for Kids) by Charlotte Milner (Author)

Turn This Book Into a Beehive!: And 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the Amazing World of Bees
by Lynn Brunelle (Author)

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