Join us as we celebrate Pollinator Week virtually with two webinars! 

About the Presenter:

Ed Spevak, Ph.D.
Curator of Invertebrates, Saint Louis Zoo
Director, Center for Native Pollinator Conservation

Dr. Ed Spevak has dedicated the last 40 years to the conservation of invertebrates and vertebrates working as a zoo curator and small population biologist. Ed is the Curator of Invertebrates at the Saint Louis Zoo and is Director of Saint Louis Zoos WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation. Ed and the Saint Louis Zoo helped to establish the IUCN SSC Bumble Bee Specialist Group and Ed serves as the Programme Officer. Ed and the Zoo also helped establish the Honey Bee Health Coalition, Keystone Monarch Collaborative and Missourians for Monarchs Collaborative and Ed serves on the steering committee of each. Ed is also a member of the Science Advisory Council of Field to Market looking at biodiversity issues in the sustainable agriculture chain. Ed, through the CNPC, has also begun a new program called Native Foods, Native Peoples, Native Pollinators focused food security, food sovereignty and pollinator conservation on Native American Reservations.