Act now to support the Pollinator Partnership KICK START Program of bringing educational awareness of the importance of the bee population to the schools in North America. Only two weeks remain in the kickstart program and donations begin as low as one dollar – everyone can participate. I am a firm believer that though we may not be able to move mountains alone – if each of us participates in whatever way possible, even the smallest gift will indeed become a vital act in making an enormous and positive difference.
The goal of the program is to support teachers, administrators, after school programs, churches, and more in guiding students through a discovery process that will increase 3,000 students’ understanding in science, math, and language arts by connecting them to plants, pollinators, food, and gardens by creating habitat for pollinators with their BeeSmart(TM) School Garden Kit. They/I believe that getting children outside and into the garden is the most valuable part of this experience.
Raising $15K will put the gift of environmental education in the hands of at least 3,000 3rd through 6th grade students across the United States.
Each Kit has components that can be used at school, at home, and online to maximize the learning experience. Although they know a diverse group of schools will be using this Kit, they have included the California School Standards at the end of each Lesson Plan as a point of reference. There will also be recommendations that will help connect community resources to the outdoor classroom.
The BeeSmart™ School Garden Kit Includes:
- Pre- and post-tests
- 10 lesson plans with accompanying reproducible worksheets
- Materials for lesson plan activities
- Reproducible handouts
- Access to additional BeeSmart™ School Garden Kit materials on the Pollinator Partnership website at www.pollinator.org.
The Pollinator Partnership (P2) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.
For more information please visit the Pollinator Partnership website at www.pollinator.org.
Please consider a donation today – at any level – and support this worthy program while also giving support to our children and the educational programs so vital to their healthy growth – and future contributions to our planet.