Much needed rain has fallen throughout the Black Hills and surrounding area the last several weeks making it difficult for our chapter to pull off our pollinator project with Pinedale Elementary School. After postponing our event twice, we were down to the wire and with the help of the school's awesome teachers we were able to pull together plan B at the last minute ensuring the students were still able to participate. Grades K-4 enjoyed mostly indoor activities; everything from making simulated bee hives to take home, word association, and "pollination transfer", to name a few. One specific activity the kids did was to choose different kinds of food and learn if the food would disappear from human consumption without honey bees. It was a great learning experience for everyone!
Black Hills PF wants to thank volunteers Suan N., Kendall K., Rick E., DeAnn E., and Lowell S. for coming and helping us out. Members Darrel K., Karl C., and Bill and Connie S. want to especially thank and give a big shout out to not only the teachers who hosted us, but also to Mrs. Chappell and Mrs. Georges for coordinating our event. Thank you to principle Mr. Owen for inviting us into your school - we look forward to an event again next year! (Photo's courtesy Black Hills PF Member Connie S.)