Youth Can Register Now for the Great Southeast Pollinator Census in Chatham County

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Pollinators on native buttonbush.

Eastern tiger swallowtail, monarch, and bumble bees on native buttonbush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The Chatham County 4-H Program invites youth aged 10 years and older to join us at the Pollinator Paradise Garden in Pittsboro on Friday August 18 as we learn about pollinators and take part in the 2023 Great Southeast Pollinator Census.

Making Pollinators Count in Chatham County!
Friday, August 18, 2023
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Pollinator Paradise Garden
Pittsboro, NC

This annual community science event is a fun and easy activity that involves counting pollinators that land on a favorite pollinator plant; the event organizer will later upload this information to a database that helps us better understand pollinators.

No experience is required! Participants will learn how to tell the difference among several different types of pollinators and spend time observing them in the pollinator garden. All participants will go home with a locally grown perennial pollinator plant to plant in their own yard!

This is a free event but pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is August 16. This activity is for youth who are at least 10 years old; space is limited.

How to Register:

  1. You must be enrolled in 4-HOnline 2.0 to register for the event. If you have not yet enrolled, please visit our 4-HOnline 2.0 information page on how to successfully do this.  (As an added bonus, enrolled members get instant notifications to register for additional county events – like summer camps – and much more!)  4-H membership is FREE and is now required to participate in county 4-H programs. If you are not interested in joining a 4-H club, that is no problem. Just make sure to select “Chatham Members At Large” as your club selection in 4-HOnline.
  2. After completing 4-HOnline enrollment, 4-H staff will approve your initial enrollment which will allow you to see the available events (i.e., the 2023 Great Southeast Pollinator Census in Chatham County).
  3. Log back into your 4-HOnline account and scroll to the bottom to see all current event offerings. **There are several summer opportunities at this time, so make sure you click on the “event” link on the left side of the page to see the complete list of events.** After choosing your event selection, 4-H staff will be able to approve your registration based on space availability.

For more information about the Great Southeast Pollinator Census, visit their website. If you have any questions about the August 18 Chatham County Pollinator Census event, please contact Debbie Roos. If you need help with the registration process contact Ginger Cunningham.

Bumble bees on native thistle.

Bumble bees on native thistle. Photo by Debbie Roos.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sexual identity (including pregnancy), and veteran status. NC State University, N.C. A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202,, or in person at the Chatham County office at least 30 days prior to the event.