Pollinator Days

2018-06-13 10 am – 2 pm 2018-06-14 10 am – 2 pm Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden

An annual multi-day event, hosts hundreds of elementary school students for an action-packed, fun day that blends science, art, games and more. Sign your class up today!

VanDusen Botanical Garden’s show of spring flowers provides the perfect setting to explore pollinators and the habitats that support them. Pollinator Days blends science, art, games and more as students visit educational activity stations set up around the Garden. Partnering with other organizations such as the Environmental Youth Alliance, the Honeybee Centre, and Border Free Bees, Pollinator Days provides students opportunities to identify the pollinators in their backyards, explore pollen up close, make connections between pollinators and food, practice citizen science, and become empowered to make a difference. Students get hands-on learning as they use microscopes to examine pollinator specimens, learn how bees see light through the UV spectrum, sample honey, collect pollen, and dress up at the pollinator photo booth.

Who: Elementary aged students. Pre-registration is required.
When: Wed. June 13 and Thu. June 14, 2018. 10 am – 2 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Cost: $10/ student. One adult is admitted free for every 10 children. Additional adults pay $10.

How to register for Pollinator Days:
Call 604-257-8443 or email cmartin@vandusen.org to confirm availability

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Pollinator Days was initially created with funding from the Canadian Wildlife Foundation, and we would like to continue to offer this unique field trip opportunity to all elementary school students. Interested in sponsoring this program? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Gillian Drake at gdrake@vandusen.org.