Humming Bird

Teachers

Decorate the Classroom

U.S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Forest Service (Celebrating Our National Grasslands)

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/features/posters/celebratingNGs.pdf

Pollinator Partnership (Illustrated list of pollinators)

http://www.pollinator.org/PDFs/WOPNumbered&Listed.pdf

Pollinator Partnership (Illustrated simple reminder about how to help)

http://www.pollinator.org/Resources/PollinatorsFINAL.pdf

Pollinator Partnership (Illustration of Pollinators, Migration, and Plant Identifications)

http://pollinator.org/PDFs/PollinatorPathwaysFINAL.pdf

Pollinator Partnership (Illustration of various bees)

http://www.pollinator.org/NativeBees.htm

Teacher Resources

The Kids’ Garden (Teach Kids About Pollination)

http://www.thekidsgarden.co.uk/teachkidsaboutpollination.html

The Kids’ Garden (printable puzzles, word searches, etc.)

http://www.thekidsgarden.co.uk/printable-puzzles-category.html

Pollinator.org (5 Things kids can do to help pollinators)

http://pollinator.org/PDFs/NPW/2015/5%20Things%20Kids%20Can%20Do%20to%20Help%20Pollinators.pdf

PBS Parents (Wild Kratts cartoon episode 132, the flight of the polliantors, and episode 109, voyage of the butterlies)

http://www.pbs.org/parents/wildkratts/episodes/season-1/

PBS Newshour (Loss of honey bees and other pollinators could mean malnutrition for millions around the world)

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/loss-honey-bees-pollinators-mean-malnutrition-millions-around-world/

Cybersleuth Kids (Wasp word search)

http://cybersleuth-kids.com/animal/wp/wasp_wordsearch_printable.htm

Nova (Pick the pollinator)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/pollination-game.html

Cybersleuth Kids (Insect word search)

http://cybersleuth-kids.com/games/wordsearch/insects_3.htm

U.S. Department of Agriculture (Variety of resources to help you teach about native plants. NOTE: Not all wildflowers are Flowering Indiana Native Plants. “A wildflower, also called a forb, is a native plant that grows without human care. A native plant is usually defined as one that was growing naturally in a specific area before white or European settlement.” See: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/common-questions-about-wildflowers-and-native-plants/ for further explanation)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (Watch Your Classroom Bloom with Ideas)

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/kids/teacher/index.shtml

U.S. Department of Agriculture (Coloring pages)

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/kids/coloring/index.shtml

U.S. Department of Agriculture (Word finds)

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/kids/wordsearch/index.shtml

Pollinator Live (Teacher Resource Center)

http://pollinatorlive.pwnet.org/teacher/

Kids Growing Strong (Kid-friendly information about pollinators)

http://kidsgrowingstrong.org/Pollinators

The Children’s Butterfly Site (Learn about butterflies and moths)

http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/faq

Monarch Watch (FREE milkweed seeds for schools/nonprofits)

http://monarchwatch.org/bring-back-the-monarchs/milkweed/free-milkweeds/

Videos

TED (Hidden Beauty of Pollination video)

http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_the_hidden_beauty_of_pollination#t-56645

Pollinators in Decline (Great for 4th-8th grades)

https://vimeo.com/116298506

The Pollination Song (Great for young children up to 2nd grade)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5_1wXufUXw

Importance of Bee Pollination (Introductory, simple to understand)

http://www.neok12.com/video/Pollination/zX025c777c6e7b714c4d670a.htm

NeoK12 (Science videos and lesson plans)

http://www.neok12.com/Pollination.htm

Interactive Learning

Biology Life Cycle of Bees (Ages 9 to 11)

http://mocomi.com/life-cycle-of-bees/

Songs

PBS Parents (Wild Kratts cartoon episode 132, the flight of the polliantors, and episode 109, voyage of the butterlies)

http://www.pbs.org/parents/wildkratts/episodes/season-1/

School Projects

National Wildlife Federation (How to create outdoor classrooms called Schoolyard Habitats)

http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Schoolyard-Habitats.aspx

Lesson Plans

National Agriculture in the Classroom (Buzzy, Buzzy Bee/Grades 2-7)

http://www.agclassroom.org/ny/programs/pdf/login/buzzy_bee.pdf

Teachers Pay Teachers (Cheetos Pollination Experiment/Grades K-2)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cheeto-Pollination-Experiment-224148

Discovery Education (Pollinator Parties/Grades K-5)

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/pollination-parties.cfm

Pollinator Live (Pollination of Flowers by Moths/Grades K-6)

http://pollinatorlive.pwnet.org/pdf/MothMoonflowerPollinationGame.pdf

Pollinator Live (K-12)

http://pollinatorlive.pwnet.org/teacher/lessons.php

NeoK12 (Science videos and lesson plans/Variety of grade levels)

http://www.neok12.com/Pollination.htm

National Wildlife Federation (Investigating Bat Adaptation/Grades 3-6)

http://www.nwf.org/pdf/Schoolyard%20Habitats/BatAdaptations.pdf

Pollinator Partnership (Nature's Partners: Comprehensive Pollinator Curriculum/Grades 3-6)

http://www.pollinator.org/nappc/PDFs/curriculum.pdf

Brochures/PDFs for Reference/Research Papers/Reports

The Xerces Society (Downloadable PDFs on a variety of topics)

http://www.xerces.org/brochures/

Pollinator Project (Downloadable PDFs on a variety of topics)

http://www.pollinator.org/brochures.htm

U.S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Forest Service (Downloadable PDFs on a variety of topics)

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/documents/simpletruthbrochure.pdf

U.S. Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service (Pollinator conservation documents on a variety of topics)

http://www.plants.usda.gov/pollinators/NRCSdocuments.html

National Wildlife Federation (Night Friends: Bats of the Americas)

http://nwf.org/pdf/Schoolyard%20Habitats/Night-Friends.pdf

Purdue Extension Cooperative Extension Service (Pollination of fruits, nuts)

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/ho-174.pdf