Children are naturally curious about bees and naturally curious about the world around them. In a small school environment, we have the opportunity to provide students with hands-on learning around bees and their importance to the local ecosystem. Through participating in interactive learning it is our goal to foster in our students a love of bees and an appreciation of their important role in environmental stewardship. Our wildflower garden will give students a visual reminder of their support for bees on a daily basis.
We are a small primary school located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Our school has grades kindergarten-three and we have a total of 55 students. The school is full of keen children who love to learn about nature. Two years ago the school hosted its first ever “Bee Day”. The students learned about all aspects of bee anatomy and behaviour and beekeeping. They tasted honey and tried on beekeeper gear. The children and staff are committed to trying to support pollinators in our remote northern location.