U.S. Embassy Bern Welcomes Pollinators

Eleven years ago, the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations.  Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable services bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles provide to our ecosystem. ...
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Americans in Switzerland: Jessica Caldwell “Sometimes, I’m speaking in French and nobody knows that I’m speaking in French!”

Jessica Caldwell, a native Hoosier (colloquial tern for a resident of the State of Indiana) came to Switzerland in September of last year for a Master’s degree program at the Adolphe Merkle Institute in Fribourg which offers a broad array of programs with specialties in biology, physics, chemistry, chemical engineering and more.  She met with ...
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GLOBE Students Visit Embassy Wildlife Habitat

U.S. Embassy Bern invited a class of 12-14 year olds from Primarschule Neufeld in Thun that participates in NASA’s Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program.  They came to visit the certified wildlife habitat and learn about its ecosystem.  At the end of their tour, students made drawings of their observations.  GLOBE is an international science and education program that provides students and ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern’s Commitment to Nature and Wildlife

Every year on April 22, countries around the globe celebrate Earth Day – a day when people show their support for environmental protection. Here at the U.S. Embassy Bern, we honor and appreciate the beauty of our natural surroundings. Read on and learn about our efforts to preserve and protect our local wildlife habitat. Since ...
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U.S. Embassy Volunteers at UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch

U.S. Embassy Bern has led a series of initiatives over the past year in celebration of the U.S. National Parks Service’s 100th anniversary. On one hand, the goal of these activities was to highlight the value our two countries share of protecting and enjoying the great outdoors. On the other hand, U.S Embassy Bern wanted ...
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