At Reefton Early Learning Centre, bees are a favourite and frequent visitor and the Centre is keen to make them more welcome. The children have taken the Worms Eye View activity, and made it into a Bees Eye View, so they can learn more about bees and see things from a ‘bee perspective’.
Now that students have discovered what bees like, they know what bees need to survive and thrive! This activity provoked a great discussion, with children reaching the conclusion that although the garden plantings are already bee friendly and chemical free, more gardens 'just for bees' would be better. They are also participating in the National Bee Count Survey and being visited by local beekeepers.
This project has had some great flow on effect, with children engaging with their whanau, sharing their knowledge, and creating bee friendly spaces at home.