As is the case with many educators who love honeybees, one of Sarah’s main goals in her work is to dispel fear surrounding bees. She sees her youngest students as the key to reversing this social fear. “That is why I do what I do,” she says, “to inspire a sense of fascination, wonder, and love at a young age, that I hope turns to understanding or even advocacy as these kids grow into our leaders of tomorrow.” She also sees the need for our society to educate a generation of citizens that understand the complexity of our modern food system and question its flaws. When asked why pollinator education is so important, she answered, “If you can capture the heart and imagination of a child, and release the sweetness and light of the honeybee in them- they will never forget it. By saving the bee, they will save our world.”
-Clearing Magazine, Oct. 2013
What is the "Kids and Bees" Program?
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October 3rd Western Apicultural Society Kids and Bees event, Boulder, CO (register)
As part of their annual conference, Bee Girl will collaborate with the Western Apiculutral Society and the Colorado State Beekeepers Association to provide an opportunity for the area’s littlest locals, and attending beekeeper’s families, to join us for a fun and educational event. On Saturday, October 3rd , from 1:30am – 4:00pm, at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel, the community will have open access to the “Kids and Bees Event.” Participants will be treated to activity stations featuring a live observation bee hive, honey tasting, beeswax candle rolling, and other opportunities to engage in the art and science of beekeeping. The tables will be staffed with volunteer beekeepers, ready to enthusiastically share their knowledge and passion about the honey bee. This is also a great opportunity for conference attendees to become inspired to begin, or further develop, their own educational programs. Everything is open source!
RSVP (no cost) here.
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