Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Professional Development Web Seminars

Join us over the next year for a variety of student and professional development training activities 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: Honey Bees, Native Bees, and More

Date:  September 2010
Bees are the champion pollinators and need pollen and nectar from a variety of sources.  That’s a good thing for people since one out of three bites of food is the result of a pollinator.  Learn more about our native and honey bees, tour a youth garden, and join us at Pollinator Café.    More information will be available soon.

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

Administrator Training Web Seminar

Topic:  Student Achievement and Outdoor Education
Date: October 2010
Learn how outdoor education and schoolyard gardens can improve student achievement.  More information will be available soon.
Hosted by National School Boards Association

Teacher Training Web Seminar

Hosted by National Science Teachers Association
Topic:  Edible Schoolyard Gardens and Good Nutrition
Date:  February 2011
In February 2011, experts will present information on how schoolyard gardens can improve the health of students. 
Hosted by the National Science Teachers Association

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

Date:  April 13, 2011
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.

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


Student Webcast: PollinatorLIVE:  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. 
Hosted by the National Science Teachers Association