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Education has an important role in North American pollinator recovery. Because pollination involves complex interrelationships in the natural world organized education, whether at schools, informal instructional settings, or by professions is very important. There are many educational programs of varying depths, audiences and distribution that have been developed for pollinators over the years. The following list is a sampling of some of these resources.
Looking for ways to engage your students in the pollinator conversation? This section provides a variety of resources for you to explain the connection between pollinators, plants and people! Here you will learn the basics of planting a pollinator garden as well as have access to pollinator activities that can be done right in the classroom or at home:
Curricula and Lessons
Montana Department of Agriculture (Sample of state-based program)
University of Minnesota Monarch Lab’s Education & Gardening site: The Monarch Lab provides an abundance of educational tools, workshops, and expertise through a variety of different programs aiming to promote and facilitate inquiry-based education through original curricula and research opportunities, many of which involve schoolyard gardens.
Journey North resources: Journey North has a wide variety of monarch resources ranging from slideshows to activities to infographics about every stage of the monarch migration and life cycle.
Flight of the Butterflies classroom activities: Curricula and activities based on the Flight of the Butterflies film.
Examples of School Garden Programs:
Examples of Pollinator Citizen Science Programs
Pennsylvania Pollinator Monitoring Guide (Sample of state program)
Examples of Training and Education for Professionals
Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™), an interdisciplinary partnership led by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to transform land development and management practices through the nation’s first voluntary guidelines and rating system for sustainable landscapes, with or without buildings.