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Our Urban Pollinators, May 13, 2017

Our Urban Pollinators will get you buzzing about bees, butterflies, birds and some-thousand other pollinating insects and animals!

Why learn about pollinators? There has been a steep decline in honeybee and native bee populations in North America. These declines in pollinator populations has been attributed to a number of things, such as climate change, habitat loss and neonicotinoid pesticides.

What will I learn? Our Urban Pollinators will introduce you the roles native bees and other benefial insects and animals play in ecosystems and in producing human food and other plant products. You will leave this workshop ready to engage your students with species they can see buzzing and flying around the school grounds, in their neighbourhoods and throughout the city!

© Julia Martini

This workshop will include:

  • An exploration of outdoor learning gardens at Artscape Wychwood Barns with special guests
  • Time to practice and hone your own field skills and beneficial insect ID and takeaway information about how to contribute to citizen science projects that monitor pollinator populations
  • The creation of a bee hotel, which you can use to attract pollinators to your schoolyard
  • An overview of the major threats facing pollinators and how students can help protect pollinators
  • Lots of take-away resources and equipment, plus up to two hours of personal, follow-up support, to help you bring what you have learned to life at your school

Curious to know how Our Urban Pollinators activities and resources connect to the Ontario school curriculum? Visit the workshop page.


601 Christie St., Suite 174

Toronto, M6G 4C7


Starts: 2017-05-13 09:00:00
Ends: 2017-05-13 16:00:00



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