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?
Why is it important?
How can I participate?
4.4 // Arbor Day Celebration, Jefferson Nature Center, Medford, OR
4.10 - 11 // Glory Bee Bee Days, Eugene, OR
4.25 // Rogue Valley Earth Day, Ashland, OR
5.17 // The Nature Conservancy / BLM / Bee Girl Table Rocks Hike Series, OR
5.24 - 5.31 // Hildene Last Best Hope Speaker Series and Kids and Bees programs, VT
6.22 - 6.25 // Oregon Bee Adventure Camp*
July, 2015 // The Buzz About Bees Camp, ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, Ashland, OR *
August, 2015 // Eastern Apicultural Society Beekeeping Academy, Guelph, Ontario, Canada*
October, 2015 // Western Apicultural Society Kids and Bees event, Boulder, CO*
*Details and registration coming soon.