Thursday, January 6, 2011

Save the Date: Garden Webinar

On February 8, 2011, there will be a web seminar for educators on "Designing, Planning, and Creating Schoolyard Gardens."

While pollinators may come in small sizes, they play a large and often undervalued role in the production of the food we eat, the health of flowering plants, and the future of wildlife. A decline in the numbers and health of pollinators over the last several years poses a significant threat to biodiversity, global food webs, and human health, according to scientists.

PollinatorLIVE is continuing last year’s distance learning adventure that focused on monarch butterflies. This year’s FREE distance learning adventure will feature pollinators, citizen science projects, and gardening. In addition, PollinatorLIVE will keep you up-to-date with the latest about monarch butterflies. Join PollinatorLIVE for a series of live interactive web casts, web seminars, and satellite field trips about pollinators, gardening, and conservation. The web site features resources that meet National Science Education Standards for the classroom.

PollinatorLIVE is geared toward students in grades 4 – 8, but there are lesson plans and activities of interest to teachers and students in earlier and later grade levels.

PollinatorLIVE is offering web seminars for teachers and administrators through the National Science Teachers Association.

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