November is a month to keep thankfulness at the top of our minds. There are so many beautiful books for young readers that focus on an appreciation for nature in general, and in particular gardens, food and the people behind them. Here are a few of my favorite picture books for reading at any time of the year, but especially as we approach Thanksgiving celebrations.
Come along on our Bee Journey! In partnership with The Bee Cause Project, we’ve developed a clear pathway to support you as you bring bee education to your school or community. Dive deeper into each of the steps with our Bee Program webinar series!
Step 1: Build a Buzzworthy Foundation with Back to School Bee Program Resources webinar
Join Emiliee Elingburg, Curriculum Specialist, and Megan Swanson, Program Manager, both for The Bee Cause Project as they discuss and share all about their new suite of bee program resources.
Watch the recording below.
Step 2: Grow your Bee Club Webinar
Join special guest, Beth McCarty, educator and Bee Grant recipient, who grew her Charleston, South Carolina’s school's Bee Club from a science lab conversation to a campus wide effort. Watch the webinar recording below.
Step 3 - Community Engagement Webinar
Join special guest Amy Dabbs who is a long-time Clemson extension agent, School and Community Gardening Statewide Coordinator for South Carolina, and master gardener to learn which community professionals have the resources and time to engage with.
Watch a recording of the Community Engagement Webinar below.
Step 4 - Expand your Imprint Webinar - Q & A with author Shabazz Larkin
Now is the time to apply what we have learned about the bees! One way is to educate others about their many benefits. Shabazz Larkin has done just that in his delightful children’s book The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter. We discuss his process for writing as well as simple things we can all do to save bees in our own backyards!
Enjoy this student-driven Q & A filled with great conversation, connecting bees with food with art with kids for educators, students, and families to explore.
Step 5 - Welcome Live Bees
Our traditional Bee Grant program to apply for a new educational bee hive grant is on hold until Fall 2021 but previous Bee Grant recipients can apply for a Renewal grant November 1st - December 15, 2020. Join our Renewal Grant webinar to learn how to apply and more:
Watch the 2021 Renewal Bee Grant Live Q&A below.