The dramatic decline of bee populations worldwide is a frightening trend in terms of food security for the planet. By becoming a Bee City School, we have an opportunity to support local pollinators and address this global crisis in a thoughtful and educational way. We are also excited to join a national network of schools and institutions that are striving to help bees and can share ideas and practices that have been successful. We feel that joining the Bee City family is a true enactment of thinking globally and acting locally.
Our educational centre focuses on living simply, mindfully, and sustainably. We are conscious of pollinator wellbeing and the global crisis facing our pollinators. Recently, we have launched Project Bee to raise awareness of the importance of bees through educational programming at our new apiary. We are also committed to keeping Wintergreen naturalized and are surrounded by large tracts of meadow with native wildflower species. These offer a perfect teaching space for learning about pollinators and for getting students outside, interacting with the incredible natural world around them.