National Pollinator Week Resources

Photo by Ian Douglass

National Pollinator Week is June 22- 28! Although we can’t celebrate in person due to COVID-19, below is a roundup of educational crafts, activities, and literature. If you have any questions or suggestions, contact us anytime at info@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Access: Pollination Blog | Track Pollinators | Interactive Park Pollination Map | Pollination Crafts | Honeybee Conservancy Resources

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.

GET CRAFTY

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

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.


Click here to return to our main At-Home Education page to explore more educational units and activities!

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