We want teachers to have unlimited access to a multitude of resources. Pollinator education is vital, and with the help of teachers and role models, we can cultivate a sense of importance and urgency.
A teacher's gift
Teachers give the gift of learning. Every teacher has the capability to inspire their students and make a difference in their lives. We want to help them do this, which is why we have a shared, grade specific curriculum. It contains lesson plans, activities and PowerPoint presentations. We have content ranging from preschool to middle school, with everything in between. If you are a teacher reading this, and you want to know more, click here. If you are interested in other ways you can help, keep scrolling!
Encourage your students to plant pollinator friendly flowers and visit observation hives.
We understand that the school year is short, and sometimes regulations within school systems can be tough to maneuver. There are still plenty of other ways you can help students make a change.
The Burt's Bee Observation Hive is an excellent tool to use if you are in the Raleigh-Durham area. Organizing a field trip there or simply encouraging families to visit the hive will work wonders. It is a 6 by 2 foot wooden structure containing thousands and thousands of busy bees. It resides in a window at Burt's Bees Headquarters on the American Tobacco Campus. You can see hexagonal wax formations, capped honey, and you can also spot the queen. It is free and open to the public all day, every day.
The other option is to hand out pollinator friendly flower seeds in your classes. You can plant them together as a class on school grounds, or you can send kids home with them. For a list of pollinator friendly flowers specific to North Carolina, click here. For a list of pollinator friendly flowers in the south, click here.