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Bee Auburn

Whitney Morris
Aquatics & Special Events Coordinator
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O: 334.501.2948
Gay Street Municipal Parking Lot
S Gay Street
Auburn, AL 36830

The portion of the parking lot facing Gay Street will close at 4 p.m. Parking information can be found at auburnalabama.org/parks.

425 Perry Street
Auburn, AL 36830

Date: June 19th - June 23rd, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM

Categories: Concert, Special Events, Classes, Lectures, Animals & Pets, Arts & Crafts, Parks, Families, Adults 18 and Older, Senior Citizens, Pre-teens, Teenagers, Food & Drink, Farmers Market, 21 and Older, Suitable For All Ages and Workshop

Auburn Parks and Recreation and the Auburn University College of Agriculture invite you to learn about the history and culture of Auburn through a different set of eyes - pollinators! - with Bee Auburn. Bee Auburn is a week-long celebration of pollinators and their impact on our history, health, culture, society and economy.

Pollinators play a huge role in many aspects of our daily lives and Bee Auburn is striving to bring those connections to the forefront of Auburn residents minds. Held in conjunction with National Pollination Week and Alabama Pollination Week (June 19 - 25, 2017), Bee Auburn will feature educational workshops, walks and activities all themed around pollinators and culminating in the Bee Auburn main event, a street festival - styled block party in the Gay Street parking lot on Friday, June 23 from 6 - 10 p.m.

The “Pollinators” photography exhibition is on display at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center until Wednesday, June 21. “Pollinators” is presented by the Auburn Arts Association, Auburn University College of Agriculture and City of Auburn and features works by over 20 local artists and photographers. Check out more on the calendar event!

Activities during the week will be held at Bee Spots, which are locations around Auburn that feature high instances of pollinator activity. Bee Spots include, but are not limited to, the Auburn University Davis Arboretum, Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest and Louise Kreher Preserve and Nature Center. The Friday night event will feature live music, pollinator-related vendors, a farmers market and the Pollinator Path, an interactive walk around downtown Auburn that will educate participants on the economic impact of pollinators - especially in the Auburn community!

Bee Auburn has several "teaser" events leading into Pollination Week as well. From pollinator-inspired taste testing at the Auburn Parks and Recreation Spring Sundown Concert Series, to the "Pollinators" Photography Exhibition held at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center - conversation about pollination will be buzzing! Visit the website for more information and up-to-date information about Bee Auburn.

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