P-IE Section Initiatives
According to the ESA Bylaws, the ESA Sections are empowered and charged with developing and implementing the "key capabilities for their membership that result in: outreach related to science and public policy, program development, continuing education, and fostering interest in entomology." This page highlights efforts made toward achieving those goals.
To provide leadership for enhanced education and outreach related to science and public policy, P-IE selected pollinators and science policy-focused field tours as its current focus. A P-IE Pollinator Committee was formed. The Pollinator Committee goals are to:
- Enhance knowledge of P-IE members on pollinator protection through the development and dissemination of technical educational materials, including videos, PowerPoint modules, and a resource library.
- By 2020, P-IE will become the lead national expert organization for the dissemination of knowledge on pollinators to the general public, media, and policy makers.
Initiative accomplishments include a Pollinator Video Contest and Pollinator Field Tour, "Balancing Pest Managements and Pollinator Health" in 2017. For 2018, two science policy field tours are planned: an Invasive Species Field Tour, "Protecting our National Health, Food Supply, and Environment" will be held August 20-22 in Southeastern Pennsylvania; and a Pollinator Field Tour, "Collaborative Approaches for Pollinator Protection and Productive Agriculture", August 13-15 in North Dakota.