Speaker to Present on the Importance of Bees

Interdisciplinary studies will sponsor Bridget Mendel Lee who will give a reading of her work at 6 p.m. April 1 in Baldwin Hall 114. Lee will also present on “Pollinator Diversity for Ecological Health” at 10:30 a.m. April 2 in Baldwin Hall 305.

Lee is a mother, writer and beekeeper. Her work has appeared in “DUSIE,” “Noo Journal Beekeeper’s Quarterly” and “Nous Zot Press.” She is a recipient of the University of Minnesota Book Arts Fellowship, a Block Arts Fellowship and a Minnesota Emerging Writers Grant. As the program manager at the UMN Bee Lab’s Bee Squad, Lee manages the insects, teaches classes for beekeepers and manages interdisciplinary, pollinator-focused programs. She also teaches creative writing classes at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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