Event is Part of National Pollinator Awareness Campaign
Celebrate pollinators at the Botanic Garden on June 23 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with science experts from the ABQ BioPark and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn about the incredible lives of bees, birds, bats, butterflies and other animal pollinators at discovery stations. The celebration includes crafts and educational activities that promote the health of pollinators, which are critical to our food and ecosystems.
Did you know that animals help the agricultural industry produce $20 billion worth of food crops annually? Learn how 200,000 pollinator species help us grow food, and explore how human health and plant biodiversity rely on these often misunderstood animals.
"Populations of pollinators are rapidly declining, but visitors can discover ways to make a difference," said Tallie Segel, Education Coordinator. "From building bee boxes and planting pollinator-friendly gardens, to simply learning about where our food comes from, our actions matter when it comes to pollinators."
Pollinators play a key role in the production of 150 major U.S. crops as diverse as apples, almonds, berries, kiwis, melons and squash. Investigate how to attract pollinators with native flowering plants in your home garden.
Join us for the sixth annual Pollinator Celebration and help spread the buzz about the importance of bees and other animals. Look for event stations located near the Butterfly Pavilion and Pollinator Garden. The celebration is included with regular admission.
The Pollinator Celebration is held each year during National Pollinator Week. For more information about this national campaign, visit www.pollinator.org.