Pollinator Days – SOLD OUT!

2018-06-13 10 am – 2 pm 2018-06-14 10 am – 2 pm Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden

A buzz-worthy field trip engaging students in their natural surroundings. 

This event is now SOLD OUT! To get on the email list to be notified of future Pollinator Days email cmartin@vandusen.org

As flowers bloom around VanDusen Botanical Garden, it’s the perfect setting for elementary students to learn about pollinators and the environments that support them. Bring your class on a walk through the Garden, and our facilitators will promote curiosity and stewardship through fun hands-on activities. You will be given a map outlining our stations, and may explore at your own pace during the day. Join us from 10am – 2pm alongside community partners such as Border Free Bees, Environmental Youth Alliance, and the Honey Bee Centre. 

Please note that pre-registration is required. Register before April 30th and receive $2 off per student!

 Our diverse activities encourage new discoveries while aligning with the BC Curriculum, and include:

  • Observing pollinator biodiversity up close with microscopes
  • Tasting different types of honey and visiting the working beehives where it is made
  • Learning about bee life cycles and pollen collection, while testing out what it takes to pollinate
  • Finding nectar like a bee by making pollinator art with UV paint and black lights
  • Becoming an active citizen scientist, emphasizing native species ID and monitoring efforts
  • A photo booth with plenty of fun pollinator props
  • Plus other exciting games!

Who: Elementary-aged students with their educators and assistants

When: Wed. June 13 (SOLD OUT) and Thurs. June 14, 2018. 10 am – 2 pm. Please register for one day only

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5151 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

Cost: $10 / student. One adult is admitted free for every 10 children, including teachers. Additional adults pay $10