In 2018, EYA will provide a free Pollinator Stewardship Youth Program at our outdoor learning space in Strathcona Community Gardens, with field trips to pollinator meadows across the city.
Engaging in hands-on activities, youth will learn to create and maintain pollinator habitat, including designing & planting a new pollinator-friendly native plant demonstration garden, removing invasive plants, and building and caring for mason and leafcutter bee hotels. Youth participants will also help raise hundreds of native pollinators, which will be given away for free to schools, local residents, community gardens, and other groups with pollinator habitat spaces and houses.
Through the program, youth will have an opportunity to connect with nature in their own neighbourhoods, grow ecological leadership skills, and participate in helping wild and managed pollinators live and thrive in our city.
To join the youth program or inquire about free native bees for your community project, contact the Program Manager, Marika van Reeuwyk at firstname.lastname@example.org