Research has shown that there is an urgent need for improved educational materials and ‘awareness raising’ in schools and in the wider rural community of ‘pollination’ and bees as beneficial insects. Further details are available in the ‘Educational materials’ posts.
Click here for a ‘pdf’ Draft awareness leaflet for rural communities 240514
This leaflet also needs further layout work for printing purposes etc. Please feel free to give any comments that might improve the design and suitability. For example: Do you think the content is suitable, and if not what needs to be changed?
Playing cards draft design promoting ‘bee pollination’
Playing cards is a popular rural entertainment, and packs of cards could be sold at a competitive price (perhaps 60 pesos per pack?)
High school & agricultural students can do a ‘crop study’
Research an important crop such as Mango, Coffee, Coconut, Squash or Cotton and investigate how pollination takes place. The articles in this website can be a basis for this, but the students could be asked to find out and illustrate some extra interesting topics such as the following …
Draw and label the key parts of the flower for that crop. Find out what the pollen grains look like for that crop. What is a pollen tube and why is it important? etc
Global Pollination Project leaflet by the Food & Agriculture Organisation
Pollination educational materials for schools from the University of Illinois, USA
Games for children
A few simple and safe computer games …
Collect the honey game
Find the hidden bees in the honeycomb
Yaminas honey garden
These can be played on most PCs or Macs, but an Android computer or phone would need a Flash player installed. (Adults ‘bee aware’ that the games have a link to a games website which also have many ‘other’ age appropriate games.)