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Building a Smart Beehive

The BeeWise project has prototyped a smart beehive for the Pueblo Zoo BeeWise Apiary and hosted three youth summer camps. This post (part 3) is about the research and development that led to the prototype. The smart hive will be demonstrated at the Pueblo Mini Maker Faire  October 28, 2017, at the STEAM Pueblo booth. pueblo.makerfaire.com […]

BeeWise Summer Camps Full of Fun and Discovery

Three Beewise summer camps were held this summer. The first session was held June 5-9, 2017, with enrollment limited to 10 youth ages 8-13 for each session. The Pueblo City and County Zoo hosts the 4-H STEAM Pueblo Apiary and provides space for our summer camps and family friendly pollinator maker series. Several 4-H youth […]

BeeWise is “Buzzing” Right Along

What happens when you mix citizen science, youth STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, beekeeping, the Maker movement, and throw in a little Internet of Things just for fun? You get BeeWise, one of eXtension’s 2017 innovation projects. Since the project announcement, the BeeWise Apiary at the Pueblo Zoo was dedicated by Pueblo […]

Five Innovation Grants Awarded for 2017

Five projects have been selected from more than 90 proposals submitted for funding through the eXtension Foundation Innovation Lab. The projects span many of the topics highlighted in the recent Horizon Report 2016-2021 Cooperative Extension Edition and range from Makers, to geospatial technology, drones, Internet of Things, and more. Read expanded descriptions of these projects… […]