Citizen Science: Bumble Bee Watch

23 registrations allowed.
12 people currently registered.


5/6/2018 → 1:00pm–2:30pm


Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Conservation Program
Volunteer Opportunities

Event Description:

Bumble bees, like many other bees, have been experiencing range and abundance declines due to pesticide use, spread of diseases by commercial pollinators, habitat destruction and climate change. Measuring that decline is difficult to do on a large scale, which is where you come in! Join us today as we hike approximately one mile to look for bumblebees in the preserve and learn how you can participate in Bumble Bee Watch, a collaborative effort to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees. Please be advised, this citizen science program is weather-dependent and may require last-minute rescheduling. Ages 8+. Free!

Pre-registration is required for all events.

Fee: Free! Registration required.  Please sign up by calling 518-456-0655 ext. 0 or visit and click on “Events Calendar”.

Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program. Registration can also be made in advance of the program at the Discovery Center reception desk.

Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.

Note: Programs begin promptly at times listed. Please notify us if you need to cancel your registration so we can open your spot up to the waiting list.

While leashed pets are permitted on marked trails, we ask that visitors not bring pets to our educational programs.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds. It is, however, permissible to send or designate another person to use your program registration.

DIRECTIONS TO APB DISCOVERY CENTER: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655