Right now, our school program is all about creating WILD Spaces for Pollinators. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators help make the world go around because they give us delicious foods to eat, healthy ecosystems and help to grow our economy. However, they face many challenges including habitat loss and alterations, pesticide use and climate change. As educators, we can give pollinators a boost by planting nectar and pollen rich blooms with our classrooms or groups and CWF can help, with our WILD Spaces for Pollinators program.
With WILD Spaces, youths of ages nine to 12 get engaged by creating pollinator habitat and sharing that experience with other students. Through an online classroom, participants from across the country interact as they learn about pollinators, discover how to create suitable habitat, and share pictures and stories of the wild spaces they create for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Perks for select groups with outstanding participation include pollinator-friendly plants or free entry to their local botanical gardens.