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City of Albuquerque, Partners Present Virtual Burque City Pollination Celebration

Complete with live music, discussions, kids activities, and more

The City of Albuquerque is joining Bee City USA and Wild Friends to host a virtual and interactive version of the 4th Annual Burque City Pollination Celebration. This year’s event, which runs from Wednesday, June 24 to Sunday, June 28, will feature live-streamed musical performances, kids activities, and virtual discussions about pollinators found in the Middle Rio Grande valley.

Kick off Pollinator Week with this event for all ages. This year, the City and its partners are creatively offering this event in a virtual format. Discover night pollinators, the art of bee keeping, and strange insects that will make your head buzz. The event will also feature virtual tours of the Open Space Visitor Center and ABQ BioPark in addition to live-streamed music with Be Be La La and Seth Hoffman.

For a full schedule, links to all of the events, and more information, visit The event is free and open to people of all ages.

Full Schedule:

Wednesday, June 24

Pollination Celebration Kickoff

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Welcome to the 4th Annual Burque Bee City Pollination Celebration!
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Exploring Wild Bees in New Mexico with Dr. Olivia Carril.
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • It Takes Two to Tango: Attraction, Deception, and Mutualism Between Native Plants and their Pollinators.

Thursday, June 25

Pollination Celebration Day Two

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • DIY Terrarium activity with the ABQ BioPark. View video
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Pollinators in Decline: Why it Matters & What We Can Do with Anna Walker.
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Virtual Pollinator Tour of the Botanic Garden with Jason Schaller, Entomologist and Maria Thomas, Curator of Plants, of the ABQ BioPark.

Friday, June 26

Pollination Celebration Day Three

  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am
    • Amigos del Polen actividad divertida para los niños con Brianda Reza del Open Space Visitors Center.
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Learn to make natural weed killer using common household items.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Concert by local, award-winning indie Folk Americana Français duo, Bébé La La.

Saturday, June 27

Pollination Celebration Day Four

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Hands in the Bee Hive! tour at the Open Space Visitor Center followed by a Q&A with Anita Amstutz and Amy Owen.
  • 11:00 am - noon
    • Harvesting Consciousness: Food, Honeybees, and Watersheds and a Q&A with Anita Amstutz.
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • “Let’s Sing!” concert with singer/songwriter Seth Hoffman live-streamed from Haifa, Israel. View concert.
  • 8:30 pm
    • Pollinators on the Nightshift: Moths and More! with Kaitlin Haase of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Sunday, June 28

Pollination Celebration Day Five

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Honeybees in the Garden and Bee Craft!” tour of Lara Lovell’s native plant garden and fun bee projects.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Tour of the Open Space Visitor Center
  • 5:00 p.m.
    • Announce winners of the photo and multimedia competition for ABQ BioPark prizes.