Applicable Ages : K-2

This program can be adapted for learners of all ages.

Program Description: Discover the inner workings of the plant and pollinator world and learn why neither could survive without the other. View the inside of a honeybee hive and observe their behaviors through our glass Observation Hive. One lucky student will dress up as an Apiarist, while we learn about this unique career. Visit the Pollinator Pen to see different types of pollinators visiting the flowers in the Children’s Farm. Learn about what makes pollinators so important to our environment, and how their actions directly affect the food growing in our garden. Speak with your fellow classmates using the language of bees, as you work together to complete an activity called “The Waggle Dance!”  

Timeframe: 1 Hour ; April – September

Educational Standards:

SCI. LS3.A.1. Young organisms are very much, but not exactly, like their parents, and also resemble other organisms of the same kind.

SCI. LS1. B.1. : Parents and offspring often engage in behaviors that help the offspring survive.

SCI. LSI. A.1 : All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions.

SCI. LS1. C.K. Animals obtain food they need from plants or other animals. Plants need water and light.

SCI.LS1.D.1 : Animals sense and communicate information and respond to inputs with behaviors that help them grow and survive.

SCI. LS2. A.2. : Plants depend on water and sunlight to grow. Plants depend on animals for pollination or to move seeds around.