Central recently has been certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. Central is the only college in Iowa to earn the designation.
The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that commit to a set of practices that support pollinators, including bees, butterflies, birds, bats and more.
Students Molly Luzbetak ’18 and Madison Friedrich ’18 led the effort. They constructed a “bee hotel” providing habitat for wild bees, and planned a series of bee education events connecting college experts with local school and community groups.