Oakridge Junior Public School
Our school council team is currently working towards creating a Butterflyway Oakridge JPS. This is part of the Butterflyway Project – a David Suzuki Foundation initiative to help people create viable pollinator habitats in neighbourhoods across Canada. Being a Bee City School would complement this initiative and provide opportunities to educate the school and community about the importance of bees and pollinator plants and their protection by
- Involving students to create an outdoor learning environment to boost stronger connection to nature (i.e., plant bee-friendly flowers around the school, especially the Kindergarten yard; upgrade our current school garden to a pollinator garden; create opportunities for cross-curricular activities).
- Creating awareness of bees as pollinators (e.g., bee awareness campaign).
- Engaging the community (e.g., invite parents to plant flowers to attract pollinators in their backvards and balconies.