My students are located in a small rural community in central Wisconsin. I’ve encouraged them to become global environmental citizens, and their interests have developed into a passion to make a difference in this world. From making a video about recycling to raising money for the city of Paradise, CA during their fire, these young minds have a heart to be the good in the world. I love seeing their passions come to life!
The next adventure is to help the honey bees!
Having learned of the worldwide Honey Bee Collapse Disorder, the students have developed a concern for our local bees. Knowing that bees pollinate one in every 3 bites of food we eat, they began researching how to sustain the bees here in our community.
Our Agriculture classes have agreed to have flowers and vegetable gardens, and we are looking for help to fund the bees to bring to our school forest area in a safe effective way.
I am delighted to see our students become passionate about making a difference in our world. They have so many ideas brewing already, including summer programs to monitor data, track honey production, and distribute honey to our local food pantry!
Students are starting a sustainable bee keeping project to restore our local bees from the world-wide honey bee collapse. The students will monitor bees by utilizing the Beepod brand kits which are highly recommended for schools to complement their NGSS and STEM education lessons.
Beepod kits invite a safe, effective way for students to be part of the global environmental movement to save bees, including online data to track their progress.
The shape of the Beepod minimizes interactions between bees and beekeepers by being less intrusive and safe.
Our students can save the bees and learn sustainable beekeeping! Likewise, they will get to see firsthand how bees work together, communicate, and pollination.
I look forward to my students developing a connection to a their local ecosystem and the role that humans have played in the honey bee decimation. I envision my students sharing their passion with our community in regard to becoming a bee-friendly city, and ways they can help our local bee populations. They've already expressed a high interest in starting this project which can filter through to all of the students in our k-12 school district.
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