Popcorn and Pollinators

An initiative to bring awareness to importance of pollinators and to educate our youth about this global issue – and how to help!

Learning about the decline of pollinators and what that means for our planet – is the first step in helping!

Helping Ninjas love to help the planet! We are celebrating the importance of pollinators with our peers through our Popcorn and Pollinators social event – where children  will learn first hand about bees and pollinators! Creating awareness is the first step! And any child can learn to help too – just by educating themselves!

 Helping Ninjas Popcorn and Pollinators

Information and actives will inform both children and adults with the rising threat to pollinators, and how this affects our habitat and environment. Children will enjoy popcorn while learning  interesting facts through educational lecture, demonstration,  photos and activities!

Efforts of this gathering is to engage youth with the importance of bees and other pollinators and how one can help them as well as learning about native bee huts and pollinating plants and seeds, and how to grow and care for them. Join us and learn how to help!

If you are interested in hosting a Popcorn and Pollinators social, please email info@helpingninjas.com.

           

 

Helping Ninjas Popcorn and Pollinators

Cost:  Free                Download PDF: Helping Ninjas Popcorn and Pollinators

  • What is a Pollinator?
  • Flowers That Attract Pollinators
  • Plant Seeds!
  • A World Without Pollinators
  • How Can YOU Help?
  • What is a Native Bee?
  • Native Bee Tree Hut Project- Students will get to see a native bee hut up and get to see how they are installed, and even help to install one ! 

Students will learn how to help the planet at this event which is intended to create awareness and educate youth about the importance of flowers, pollinators, native bee huts and how to help maintain a sustainable environment. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy popcorn, plant seeds, and help to be a part of the Native Bee Hut Project. **If your child is interested in participating in Helping Ninjas or to register for the event, please contact Helping Ninjas: info@helpingninjas.com

The Native Bee Hut Project  

Helping Ninjas has joined efforts with Crown Bees of Washington and Hamilton County Park, Holly Faust– Helping Ninjas will be installing 39 native bee huts over 100 acres at Cool Creek Nature Center this Spring!

Native Bee Tree Hut and Reeds

The Native Bee Project is part of a larger effort called, Projects For Good, which was started by Crown Bees in Washington state. To learn more about the Native Bee Project, click here.

To learn more about Helping Ninjas Popcorn and Pollinators and/or the Native Bee Hut Project please contact info@helpingninjas.com. To subscribe to the  Helping Ninjas blog here.

Join the Helping Ninjas and Holly Faust, Education Specialist, Hamilton County Parks & Recreation and learn about the importance of pollinators!

Helping Ninjas Blog Post, Siddarth, Age 11, Fifth Grade, College Wood Elementary

What are you going to do for Earth Day? Bees In danger

 

 

Native Bees of North America. Native bees are an unappreciated treasure, with 4,000 species from tiny Perdita to large carpenter bees, they can be found anywhere in North America where flowers bloom. Most people don’t realize that there were no honey bees in America until the white settlers brought hivesfrom Europe.

Three-quarters of all food crops — together providing a third of the world’s food supply — depend on pollination by insects, mostly bees. Their services are also crucial for maintaining the diversity of the world’s wild plants and the stability of ecosystems. The scale of bee loss has led to fears of a global pollination crisis in which crop yields begin to fall as demand for food rises, prompting international and national initiatives and a raft of research programs to tackle the issue.

 

Leafcutter Bees

Watch them carry home rolled up leaves to swaddle their baby eggs in this fun slow motion video.

 

 

Why not to use bamboo for mason bees!

 

Mason Bee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

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