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Park Pollination

Pollination is the process where plants transfer pollen in order to develop new seeds and fruits. There are many animal pollinators that aid in this process. Celebrate pollinators with these educational crafts, activities, and literature!

WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT POLLINATORS

Click here to read our latest blog! If you’re new to the subject, we breakdown the basics of pollination for you.

DISCOVER & TRACK OUR LOCAL POLLINATORS

Join iNaturalist and snap a photo of a pollinator when you are safely social distancing in the Park. Your uploaded photo observations are automatically added to valuable research surveys like the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey or NYBG EcoFlora Project. Citizen Science is crucial to understanding species range and population density for many local pollinators. Most importantly, make sure to join Brooklyn Bridge Park’s iNaturalist profile to follow along as pollinators and other organisms are cataloged by park staff and visitors! If you post any park ecology glamour shots on social media, don’t forget to tag @brooklynbridgepark!

New to using the iNatualist app? Check out these how-to sheets for iPhone and Android.

INTERACTIVE PARK POLLINATION MAP

From the comfort of your home, explore Brooklyn Bridge Park flora and fauna! With photos, videos, and fun facts embedded in an interactive pollination map, there is something for all ages to discover and learn. Click on the image below to access.

Pollination Reading List

Click here to access a recommended reading list of pollination-themed stories from Brooklyn Public Library.

Pollination Scavenger Hunt

Print out this scavenger hunt and head to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 flower fields to search for insect pollinators, flowers, birds, and more! We recommend doing this activity in the summer or fall.

GET CRAFTY

June is usually Pollination Month at the Environmental Education Center, here are two of our favorite crafts normally available at Open Hours.

Encouraging Pollinators at BBP

Enjoy a fascinating webinar led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Director of Horticulture, Rebecca McMackin. Learn about pollinator-friendly garden practices and the many ways the Park helps create desirable habitat for our local insect pollinators.

Virtual Open Hours

There are many beneficial insects such as bees, butterflies, and beetles that help pollinate our plants. Learn why pollination is important and how the process happens as we break it down in kid-friendly language!

HONEYBEE CONSERVANCY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Check out the Honeybee Conservancy’s Abuzz Guide — a fun, educational magazine for kids to learn about the lives of bees and urban beekeeping. You can also check out other STEAM resources and lesson plans on their Education page.

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