Pollinators perform a vital role in global ecosystems, with up to 85% of all plant life (and approximately 35% of the human food supply) requiring their support for survival. Pollinators face their most significant threat in habitat loss, offering a means for individuals and communities to support pollinator health through habitat conservation and restoration projects.
- Identify pollinators and understand their ecosystem function;
- Understand pollinators’ role in human food systems and understand human impacts on pollinator habitat;
- Take action in supporting pollinator habitat and understand how to become involved in conserving or improving pollinator habitat in their communities.
Exercise Pathways & Materials
Exercises can be completed as an ordered curriculum offering, or they can be used as standalone activities.* Exercises from different learner pathways can also be mixed to create a customized curriculum. All exercises are available through the links below:
|Early Learners||Intermediate Learners||Advanced Learners|
|<-- Introduction to Pollination -->|
|Color a Worker Bee||Build a Bee||Pollinators of North America: Compare & Contrast|
|Pollinator Matching Game||Create a Pollinator Matching Game||Communicating Information with Dance|
|Waggle It!||Waggle Dance!||Food Tracing Exercise|
|Find Foods Game||Food Finding Exercise||Pollinators Under Threat: Identifying Challenges|
|Connect the Dots||Pollinators: Test Your Knowledge||Support for Pollinators: Researching Local Resources*|
|<-- Milkweed Protector Pledge -->|
|<-- Build a Pollinator Box -->|
|Plant Search||Ecosystem Observation||Your Local Pollinators: Designs for Conservation*|
*The Designs for Conservation exercise builds upon work from the Researching Local Resources exercise.