STEAM Education for schools
Our World Hive Network provides us with an endless well of resources which can be used in STEAM education for all ages, including topics from biology/botany, bee and plant anatomy, bee/plant interactions, seasonal changes, pollination and. geography/environment to ecosystem, land use, food chain, food security, weather, climate change and so forth to design and technology.
The World Bee Project Hive Network aims to drive STEM (now STEAM) through technology. We would like schools to use World Bee Project School Sensors Kits to help children build sensors and work with beekeepers to capture data from bee hives in their community.
If you are a school and would like to work with us, please write to us.
We want to inspire children to do all they can to look after bees and other pollinators, and explore pollination to understand biodiversity, ecosystems, climate change, their own place in the web of life, and to learn to live lives that make a difference to their communities.
At Royal Botanic Gardens Kew we have been talking with children about plant-pollinator interactions and about the global importance of over 20,000 species of bees, of which honey bees are just one species, albeit the most effective pollinator . Children are fascinated to learn that all bee and pollinator species rely on floral habitats for their survival, and all are essential for pollination without which we wouldn’t have the fruits and vegetables we eat.