Original post from The Green Team –
May 15 is Massachusetts Plant Something Day! By planting just one flowering plant, students can help provide pollen and nectar for pollinators. These beneficial birds and insects pollinate gardens, which allows fruit – like juicy tomatoes, apples, and squash – to grow later in the season.
THE GREEN TEAM has gathered the following resources to teach students about gardening and pollination:
- Plant Something MA offers a number of resources for home gardeners, including tips for beginners and a guide for pollinator-friendly plants.
- Longwood Gardens’ Pollination Activities include printable math and science worksheets that teach students about the importance of pollination and ways the community can help the pollinators. These activities were created to be used at Longwood Gardens but can easily be adapted for use in home gardens or neighborhood walks.
- Bee and Pollinator Activities for Kids: This activity book, produced by the Edmonton & Area Land Trust, includes hands-on projects using household items to teach students about different kinds of pollinators and the relationship between pollinators and flowers.