Forrest C. Greenslade, biologist and nature-inspired artist, will lead a design build project to create nests for native bees in this Fall 2016 Maker-in-Residence project. Undergraduate participants will learn about bees native to the Carolinas and the critical role they play in pollination and thereby food availability. Students will work in the UNC makerspaces to design and build native bee nesting units using wood, metal, and other materials. The nests will artfully adorn a variety of garden environments at Carolina. Students will learn a variety of design and building skills in the completion of their individual sculptural pieces. The capstone event will be hosted by the NC Botanical Garden.
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