Distance Learning for Kids
Center educates students here and abroad about pollinators and native plants
Wildflower Center education staff helped teach middle school students in the Americas about bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Staff helped teach pollination lessons in the third and final episode for PollinatorLIVE, a series of outdoor educational programs in English and Spanish that were broadcast to classrooms via satellite and the Internet by Prince William Network in Virginia. Among the lessons learned were the difference between a flower and a wildflower and between a plant and a native plant.
The U.S. Forest Service and other organizations sponsored this series, with Tamberly Conway, a conservation education coordinator of the U.S.F.S., serving as moderator for an hour of programming in English and an hour in Spanish. The programming was broadcast by educational channels in many states, by Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network and by an educational network that serves Mexico and 13 Latin American countries.
Nature’s Partners: Pollinators, Plants and People filmed here at the Wildflower Center is available as streaming video. Watch this program below or visit PollinatorLIVE to view other archived programs on schoolyard gardening, bees, pollination and more.