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    WCC professor, students study biodiversity of native bees

    Over the spring and summer of 2022, college professors participated in a National Science Foundation-funded study to look at the diversity of native bee species in California.

    The project, known as The Campus as a Living Lab, invited professors and students from community colleges across the state — including those from Woodland Community College — to engage in the work of learning how to collect, preserve, and identify native bees in an effort to document their diversity and lay a foundation for assessing the level of biodiversity of this important group of insects.

    WCC was one of 10 colleges selected to participate. Students and professors were awarded stipends for their work on the project.

    The principal investigator was Jeannie Chari of College of the Canyons, with co-principal investigators Patricia Palavecino of Antelope Valley College and Jaime Pawelek of the Essig Museum…

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