What Is The Honeybee Project?
The Honeybee Project is a children’s educational project designed to raise awareness and engage children in the world they live in. With your help, we will produce educational DVDs, CDs and Teachers’ Resource Guides all targeted at children from kindergarten through sixth grade (K-6). In addition, The Honeybee Project participated in the conception and early development of a traveling museum exhibition being developed by The North Carolina Arboretum that will engage adults and children alike. This exhibit will eventually travel around the world.
The honeybee classroom materials will be available to schools, libraries, museums, 4H clubs, agricultural extension offices, bee clubs and associations, zoos, PBS and other educational television stations, and any children’s educational entity that might benefit from them.
Our goals are to educate, raise awareness, and demystify the honeybee for children while helping them form a connection to nature. The sustainability of the world we live in will be determined by what we do now with the young people growing up. If children can understand the importance of the bees and how bees work together, this understanding can potentially deepen their connection and relationship with their community and the world around them.
This project grew out of the experience and research of Debra Roberts, a documentary film producer and beekeeper. Over the past year, through her conversations with beekeepers, elementary school teachers, presidents of state and regional bee associations, university professors, and staff at natural science museums, she discovered that although there were plenty of adult books and videos, there is a significant lack of comprehensive educational materials on this subject for elementary school children.
All agree the need exists.
Why honeybees and children's education?
Honeybees are important
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