The UNM Alumni Association is inviting Lobo alumni and community members to the Lobo Living Room event, Bees: Sustainability and Their Future, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center located on UNM’s main campus—by the “U.”

Bees: Sustainability and Their Future will address what would happen without bees as they play a vital role in Earth’s natural ecosystems—being responsible for the pollination of agricultural products that result in 1/3 of the global food supply being pollinated by bees. Bees keep plants and crops alive. Without bees, human food growth would drastically dwindle.

Bee Biologist Catherine Cumberland will be presenting along with Monica and Ryan Kowal’s presentation on urban bee keeping and learn more about bees and sustainability from Bruce Milne.

Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. with the presentations starting at 6 p.m. followed by a reception and bees exhibits in the Karen Abraham Courtyard.

The Hodgin Hall Alumni Center and Karen Abraham Courtyard is located at 1889 Central Ave. NE. Parking is available in the Hodgin Hall Alumni Center visitor lot, east of the building; or in "B" Lot on the northwest corner of Central Ave. and University Blvd.

The Lobo Living Room presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the Alumni website or call 505-277-5808.