STEAM Education for Schools
In 2019 we plan education programmes with Oracle Academy, using our World Bee Project Hive Network data resources for driving STEAM education through technology.
Research shows that the STEAM learning approach develops innovative mindsets and enhances creativity, problem-solving, memory systems, motor coordination, and analytical skills. Our topics will include biology/botany, bee and plant anatomy, bee/plant interactions, seasonal changes, pollination and. geography/environment, ecosystems, land use, food chains, food security, weather, climate change, design and technology.
To begin with, we plan World Bee Project School Sensor 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 join our network of schools, please write to us here
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 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 love to eat.