It is important to us to become a Bee School as we are located in a rural setting and many of our students recognize the impact that society and agricultural practices have had on pollination. They also put in practice horticultural methods that will support the needs of bees, which will in turn, improve the environment for essential pollination. Our students are well informed and passionate about making positive change. Joining this campaign along with other local schools shows a great commitment to the cause.
We have, and continue to maintain a pollen garden at our school, specifically designed around native plants. This past fall, our club, joined community members and OPG to plant a pollen garden for our community to enjoy. We have participated with our local Community Garden and focus on goals to maintain clean water sources. Our club meets with Elementary Schools to educate and inform them of our purpose and our practices, encouraging them to take part. We should become a Bee School because our agenda is similar to yours.
We will maintain the pollen garden that we have. It was established about 6 years ago, therefore we aren’t sure of most of the plant names. We add plants to it from time to time and plan on growing sunflowers wherever permitted.
We will be providing educational presentations to a local Elementary School. We want to educate them, ask them what they are doing at their school and we want to engage their interest in joining our club once they reach High School. We will also be educating our students at our High School. We will be presenting to our local Horticultural Society later this spring.