Pollinator Days

A buzz-worthy field trip experience for students to learn about pollinators, the environments that support them, and how you can help.

As flowers bloom around VanDusen, bring your class to explore the special relationships between plants, pollinators, and people.  Over three days in June, our facilitators will promote curiosity and stewardship through fun, hands-on activities at stations throughout the Garden.

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 active beehives
  • Learning about bee life cycles and pollen collection
  • Finding nectar like bees with art using special paint and black lights
  • Identifying and monitoring native species as citizen scientists
  • Snapping away in a photo booth with plenty of pollinator props
  • Plus other exciting games!

Groups receive a map outlining activity stations and may explore at their own pace during the day. Join us alongside Environmental Youth Alliance and other community partners for this special event on June 12-14.

  • Fees: $10 per person. 1 adult free per 10 students (teachers and EAs do not pay admission).
  • SPECIAL OFFER! We encourage you to use sustainable transportation to attend. Only pay $8 per person if getting to the event via public transit, walking or biking.

Contact the School Programs Manager for more information.

$100 deposit required at registration. Remaining balance to be paid either prior to or upon arrival on the day of the event. In the event of a cancellation, the deposit will be retained.