While pollinators may come in small sizes, they play a large and often undervalued role in the production of the food we eat, the health of flowering plants, and the future of wildlife. A decline in the numbers and health of pollinators over the last several years poses a significant threat to the integrity of biodiversity, to global food webs, and to human health, according to scientists. During the 2010-11 school year, PollinatorLIVE broadcast and webcast several educational programs, which are available as archived video on this web site. PollinatorLIVE is geared to grades 4 to 8.


PollinatorLIVE News

Plant Materials Program of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service has provided a chart of  native forbs/wildflowers and legumes that are useful in creating habitat for butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators. More . . .

Looking for a great recipe that celebrates bees?  Check out the recipes posted on the National Honey Board web site. More . . .

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Check out the resources on this web site:

  • CLICK HERE to watch Nature’s Partners: Pollinators, Plants and People webcast and broadcast from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  Scientists and educators explain pollination, plant-insect interactions, how to study pollinators, their importance to the food supply, and what people can do to help.
  • CLICK HERE to watch The Insect Zoo in Your Schoolyard, webcast from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Learn about pollination, pollinators, participatory science projects, the latest about monarch butterflies, and how to attract pollinators to your schoolyard.
  • CLICK HERE to watch Honey Bees, Native Bees, Gardening, and More held at the Washington Youth Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum. Learn about our native and honey bees, tour the youth garden, and learn how good nutrition and pollinators are connected.
  • CLICK HERE to watch Woodsy Owl’s Rubbish Rot Rap, the butterfly dance performed by Chikawa (in English and Spanich), and the PollinatorLIVE song and dance.
  • CLICK HERE for the web seminars held for teachers and hosted by the National Science Teachers Association about studying pollinators and using schoolyard gardens to teach science.

For a copy of a flier about PollinatorLIVE, CLICK HERE. Share it with your colleagues!
Para una copia del volante en español sobre Polinizadores En Vivo, OPRIME AQUÍ.
For a copy of a postcard about PollinatorLIVE, CLICK HERE.