How we're growing bee education in schools

How we're growing bee education in schools

Posted by Julie Kailus on

For another year, Nectar Sunglasses is proud to partner with The Bee Cause Project. In effort to inspire education around our world’s threatened bee population, we have funded bee colonies in over 25 schools around the country and Canada in the last 24 months.

“The Bee Cause is thrilled with our partnership with Nectar,” says the organization's executive director Tami Enright, who started the mission with a couple of hives in her front yard as a way to teach her own children about ecology.

“Not only do we appreciate partnering with a company that's headquartered in our backyard, but we also love that both organizations are focused on living the good life!”

The impact at each school is significant:

  • 45-250 students are introduced to honeybees and the concept of pay it forward
  • 2 beekeepers are connected with each school
  • 5 teachers per school are provided a STEM teaching tool and supporting curriculum
  • 20 school staff members are introduced to honeybees
  • 50,000-60,000 honeybees are introduced into the environment

In addition to $150 to buy their bees locally, each school receives a honeybee hive and an educator’s Experience Box, including curriculum, lab books, journals and beekeeping tools, plus lots of swag like posters, T-shirts, stickers and more.

Nectar is excited to have helped introduce save-the-bees education and hives to kids at the following schools:

The Chinook’s Edge School Division No 73 – Alberta, Canada

Sturgeon Cromer Elementary School – Arizona

Rossland Summit School – British Columbia, Canada

Windsor Oaks Academy – California

Fountain Valley School of Colorado – Colorado

Combee Academy of Design and Engineering – Florida

Simeon Career Academy High School – Illinois

Carruthers Elementary School – Illinois

Galapagos Rockford Charter School – Illinois

Southport High School – Indiana

Lawrence Community Food Alliance – Kansas

Like Oak Middle School – Louisiana

D C Bilingual PCS – Washington, DC

Maurice J Tobin – Massachusetts

Houghton Elementary School – Michigan

Centro Tyrone Guzman – Minnesota

Montessori Children's School – North Carolina

PS 104Q The Bays Water School – New York

Neighborhood School – New York

St. John Fisher – Oregon

Riverview Charter School – South Carolina

Porter-Gaud School – South Carolina

Mt. Pleasant Academy – South Carolina

Henry Elementary – Tennessee

Briggs Elementary – South Carolina

The Waldorf School of San Diego – California

Edward Best Elementary – North Carolina

Creighton Preparatory School – Nebraska

Holy Spirit Catholic School – Ontario, Canada

Coal River Mountain Watch – West Virginia

White Mountains Regional High School – New Hampshire

C.C.A. Baldi Middle School – Pennsylvania

Tuloso-Midway Academic Career Center – Texas

Samuel P. Langley Elementary – Virginia

Bingham Memorial School – Vermont

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