This guide was developed to help outdoor educators facilitate a simple lesson plan on the basics of pollination and pollinators. As an outdoor educator, you can use this guide to give participants a basic introduction to pollination, deliver experiential activities and apply the information at home.
This guide is for the classroom educator who seeks to teach students about pollination through the use of the local environment. The guide provides three dynamic, field-based lesson plans that serve to get youth outdoors and study pollination firsthand.
This is a more in-depth comprehensive guide that provides extensive lesson plans, as well as activities and games designed to give students a well rounded understanding of pollination.
This nicely illustrated guide gives you an introduction and overview to Why pollinators are important, what is pollination, who the pollinators are and what you can do for them. It can be used as a tool when presenting about pollination in class or during a field trip.
In this activity, students apply what they have learned about pollination to design their own insect or animal. This simple activity can be done at home or at school, but invites students to use their imagination to invent new pollinators.
This 1 page worksheet will guide kids to explore their backyard, garden or park to understand pollinators first-hand. This activity guide can be used in schools, at camp or at home for a fun afternoon.
This fact sheet gives information on how to provide nesting sites for native bees, including nest blocks and bare ground for solitary nesting bees, and nesting boxes for bumble bees.
This is an abbreviated guide designed to take you and your students through a step by step process to create a pollinator garden at your school or program site.
This more comprehensive guide was developed as a how-to manual to help you transform your school grounds or program site into a place that engages the entire community in habitat restoration. This guide will take you and your students through each step of the process: planning, installing and sustaining a project.
The Pollinator Partnership website provides a tool to help you select plants for Pollinators, tailored to specific areas of the United States. By entering your Zip code you will be provided with a planning guide specific to your region.
This guide contains two monarch butterfly lesson plans for the classroom teacher. These outdoor lessons will show youth the importance of monarch butterflies in an engaging and dynamic way.
The Fish & Wildlife Service Website on Pollinators provides extensive resources to learn about Pollinators and how you can support them. Here you’ll find videos, lesson plans, podcasts, webcasts guides, as well as useful links to additional resources.
At the Pollinator Partnership’s website you can find a comprehensive learning center with material for educators and other people passionate about supporting pollinators.