Join PollinatorLIVE to participate in webcasts for classrooms and professional development activities for teachers to learn about pollinators, gardening, and conservation practices.  REGISTER to get more details about these opportunities during the year.  PollinatorLIVE is geared to students in grades 4 to 8.

Student Webcast and Broadcast: Nature’s Partners: Pollinators, Plants, and People

Date:  April 13, 2011
Time: 11 a.m. - noon ET for English
          1 - 2 p.m. ET for Spanish

Join us in Austin, Texas at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, which is dedicated to preserving native plants and wildflowers and restoring the beauty and the biological richness of North America.  Meet the pollinators and their plants and learn how people benefit. The program is interactive so classrooms will be able to send in their questions during the broadcast to be answered by experts.  In addition, there will be pop quiz questions that students may answer online and the answers and results will be provided during the program. An all-star cast of scientists and educators will be explaining pollination, plant-insect interactions, how to study pollinators, their importance to the food supply, and what people can do to help. 

CLICK HERE to test whether you can watch the webcast on the day of the event.


ARCHIVED PROGRAMS

Student Webcast: The Insect Zoo in Your Schoolyard

In May 2010, a webcast about “The Insect Zoo in Your Schoolyard” was held at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. CLICK HERE to watch the streaming video and learn about pollination, pollinators, participatory science projects, the latest about monarch butterflies, and how to attract pollinators to your schoolyard. 

Teacher Training Web Seminar: Schoolyard Garden Basics

A web seminar was held on March 24, 2010, about schoolyard gardens.  One way to help pollinators and reconnect today's children to the outdoors is through gardening.  Schoolyard gardens can be outdoor classrooms where they hone their academic skills and nurture their innate curiosity and creativity. Eliza Russell and Nicole Rousmaniere from the National Wildlife Federation discussed essential features of schoolyard gardens.  Principal Cindy Wrenn discussed how the garden was planned with an instructional focus and the ways it continues to be a central part of the K-5 curriculum.  CLICK HERE to go to the archive of the web seminar.   http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/PollinatorLive/webseminar1.aspx.
Hosted by the National Science Teachers Association


Teacher Training Web Seminar: Meet Standards by Studying Pollinators and Bees in the Field and Classroom

Learn how bees and other pollinators can help you teach science and meet standards in the field and classroom.  Discover Life has several projects to understand plant-insect interactions designed so that everyone can participate and contribute to real science studies. Nature's Partners is an inquiry learning-based curriculum that can be use in the field or classroom. CLICK HERE to go to the archive of the web seminar. 
http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/PollinatorLive/webseminar2.aspx.
Hosted by the National Science Teachers Association


Student Webcast:
Honey Bees, Native Bees, Gardening, and More

In September 2010, a webcast about "Honey Bees, Native Bees, Garding, and More" was held at the Washington Youth Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum. CLICK HERE to watch the streaming video and learn more about our native and honey bees, to tour the youth garden, and learn how good nutrition and pollinators are connected.