Britt Hopper will present “Bees 101” to introduce the history of the honeybee and its fascinating role as pollinator and honey maker to 1200 youth. With educational collaborators, Apiarist Hopper will complete Bee Happy—educational compendium for youth grades 2-8 to help students retain the information he demonstrates about bees and honey produce. As an aid to their grade level science curriculum, Bee Happy helps classroom educators teach Kansas youth about bee colony collapse, beekeeping, as well as the broader sustainability issues of man’s impact on the environment of the bees and ultimately on our fragile island home—planet Earth.
Project objectives from proposal:
By presenting “Bees 101” to youth in schools and community organizations, students will:
- indicate greater awareness of the role and challenges of apiarists and their pollinators;
- take sustainable action to help the bees and ultimately humans by planting prairie perennials and vegetables needing pollination;
- explore keeping ;
- demonstrate transformative and meaningful understanding of the role bees play in the world and their plight, as well as knowledge varied careers as