Seraphina’s bee sanctuaries

  • Location
    Albany, Georgia
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

Dwindling pollinator populations

Our Plan

Going to peoples houses and educating them on pollinators and helping them create their own bee sanctuaries.

Themes Addressed

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    Climate Change
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    Habitat Destruction
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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

The project went well considering the social distancing and quarantine limitations. We were able to provide a pollinator paradise at 7 homes and continue our mission to educate others on bee conservation. Seraphina was able to provide her video from last year and a new additional video from this year on her new social media page, @seraphinasbeesanctuary and was also able to use them to fulfill her "earth day guest speaker" invitation for the first and second graders on their google classroom as their school moved to virtual classrooms on March 13th. Seraphina also continued to keep in contact with the pollinator paradise homeowners virtually to continue offering advice and feedback when needed.

Through this project I/we learned:

Through this project we learned to listen to others to determine their needs, to keep things simple as to not overwhelm people with information which leads to frustration, to adapt when a situation is out of our control, and to manage budget successfully to provide a quality project within a set amount.

What I/we might change:

If we do this project again and I'm certain that we will, I feel that we were successful in our goals and one of the things that we tried out in two of the cases when time permitted, was involving them in the actual plant shopping process as the homes involving children really seemed to enjoy that aspect of the project.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

Our favorite part of the project was being able to educate others on the importance of bee conservation and observing the excitement of the project recipients as they enjoyed their new pollinator paradise. We still receive pictures from them all as they report bee sightings and an increase in garden vegetable yields.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

The tip that we would most like to share is that it's very simple to find a need in any area in something that you are interested in so don't be afraid to start a project. A roots and shoots project can be something small like Seraphina's original bee sanctuary and still create an impact in your community.

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