BOONE, Iowa — Did you know that native bees are important pollinators? They help make our food! Youth in grades 3-6 are invited to join ISU Extension and Outreach on June 4 at Swede Point Park for a day all about native bees!
The Native Bee Challenge is a part of the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, an annual program that challenges young people to apply critical thinking and STEM skills to a real-world agriculture challenge. This collaborative, hands-on challenge will help youth:
- Learn about the diversity of native bees and their importance as pollinators of food crops
- Understand how pollination works and why it is important
- Explore ways to increase pollinator habitat.
Registration for this experience can be completed online at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/boone/nativebeecamp. Registration includes payment of a $20 fee.
Questions concerning this opportunity can be directed to Natalie Hedlund, 4-H Youth Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-432-3882.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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