Help me give my students beekeeping protection gear (suits and gloves) so they can get up-close, personal, hands-on experience with our honeybee hives.
This project expired on April 1, 2019.
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My students include all the children of the school, Pre-K through 5th grade, and they love the library and learning. My students are diverse! They are mostly from low-income households, many speak Spanish or another language such as Arabic or Pashto.
My students are engaged and active learners who love to learn about the natural world!
Many of our students live in apartment buildings nearby, families have limited access to transportation and do not have their own backyards or opportunities to spend time in nature.
Our campus has gotten approval from the school district to put an apiary on campus! We have plans to put 2 honeybee hives in an open area, inside a fenced and locked enclosure that will have viewing windows. We will provide students with opportunities to be assistant beekeepers and learn how to open and inspect the hives. Our student beekeepers will have a unique and meaningful outdoor learning opportunity to see these amazing organisms up close and learn about their pollinator role in our world.
However, kids will only be able to view honeybees up close if outfitted a protective suit and gloves needed to keep them safe from stings.
These protective suits and gloves will be essential to our new beekeeping program at GES!
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