Pollinators and Pollinator Gardens
Tags: Pollinators, Pollinator garden, All-Seasons, Outdoor, All-Grades, Fall, Spring, Bees, Wildflowers
Time : 40 mins
Author: Lynda Boudreault
|Greeting and Introduction/Review||
|Main Lesson||How can we help pollinators?
Pollinators need food, water and shelter. We can make our environment pollinator friendly by planting flowers in groups to keep pollinators safe, making sure there are sources of water, providing shelters like hives, and leaving areas of soil uncovered for ground nesting insects.
We often plan our gardens for spring and summer blooms, but autumn blooms help pollinators as they prepare for winter.
What pollinators do you have in your area?
What do pollinators need to thrive?
What flowers/plants are in bloom in your area?
|Activity 1 |
(pre-k to 5th)
Like fruit? Thank a bee. https://tinyurl.com/vqlzhhk
The Beauty of Pollination—Wings of Life https://tinyurl.com/y8xu3f5u
(pre-k to 5th)
|Activity 3 |
(3rd to 5th)
Working in groups or independently, have students make an action plan.
|Wrap-up||This action plan can be used for future class projects or to help identify appropriate sites for garden beds.|
|Goodbye||2-3 minutes to say goodbye|
|External References||Like fruit? Thank a bee. https://tinyurl.com/vqlzhhk The Beauty of Pollination—Wings of Life https://tinyurl.com/y8xu3f5u|
*This post is adapted from the “‘Bee’ a Friend to Pollinators Lesson” Plan created by The Bee Cause Project.