The Center for Pollinator Research is dedicated to supporting K-12 educators by curating a variety of engaging and informative educational resources on pollinators.
Game Instructions: Pollinator Panic!
Follow these instructions to play Pollinator Panic! An online strategy game that allows a player to assume the role of a field researcher who is working to restore a bee community.
Game: Pollinator Panic!
An online strategy game that allows a player to assume the role of a field researcher who is working to restore a bee community.
How to Construct a Bee Hotel
A step-by-step guide for how to build your own bee hotel, complete with templates!
Identifying and Observing Pollinating Insects in PA
Use this two-page guide to identify common Pennsylvania pollinators, many of which look similar to each other. Page one provides key features to differentiate bees, flies, wasps, beetles, butterflies, moths, and skippers. Page two explains differences between different types of bees.
Plant Pollinator Interactions Lesson Plan
This lesson plan guides students to understand plant-pollinator interactions. Students will be able to recognize the mechanisms governing pollinator attraction to floral types and understand how plant-pollinator mutualisms may have contributed to species diversification through co-evolution.
Pollen Microscopy Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will discover the intricacies of pollen morphology through field observation and sampling skills.
What is a pollinator?
Every plant that flowers requires pollination to reproduce. Learn what a pollinator is and why they are so important to our ecosystem.
Will bees like it here? Data Collection Worksheet
Use this worksheet to collect data for the lesson plan "Will Bees Like it Here?"
Will bees like it here? Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will evaluate two habitats for nesting and floral resources for wild bees and compare their evaluations to observed pollinator activity. Students will participate in collecting and recording data after hypothesizing habitat quality based upon the number of pollinators and pollinator diversity. Students will communicate the results of the investigation to their peers.