A local community college has been named a Bee Campus.
Central Community College is one of only 29 in the U.S. to get the certification from Bee Campus USA.
They reward schools that educate students on the benefits of pollinators.
“Many people across the Grand Island Campus and throughout Central Community College have been instrumental in creating a living laboratory for the study and survival of pollinators, said Brent Adrian, CCC Bee City USA committee member. “The national-level recognition of these efforts will serve to increase involvement and learning for years to come.”
"Imperiled pollinators are responsible for the reproduction of ninety percent of the world’s wild plant and tree species, said Bee Campus USA director, Phyllis Stiles. “Central Community College is a stellar example of the influence educational institutions can have on their students and the broader community. Their talented faculty, staff and students offer an invaluable resource for Nebraska residents in seeking ways to manage ornamental landscapes in more wildlife-friendly ways.”
CCC is the only school in Nebraska to be named a Bee Campus.
“This is a huge honor and it is great to see a dream come to fruition,” said Judy Weston, CCC Bee City USA committee member. “CCC-Grand Island is the only campus in Nebraska that has a living lab on the campus, which really helps enhance the student experience. We would like to thank all of our volunteers, staff and students that helped make this certification possible.”