The Bee Cause Project connects bees and their keepers with communities and classrooms in order to share the life-giving lessons of our humble friends, the bees. Our shared habitat is in trouble, and bees have the tools to help us make a world fit for people and pollinators. For students of all ages, a look into a hive can revolutionize their understanding of our food system while working together towards a common goal. The Bee Cause Project delivers teaching tools to communities and classrooms so long looks into a hive turn into STEM exploration, career development, and the curiosity that fuels change. Join us in building the next generation of environmental stewards!
This year, we are taking a cue from the honey bee, and trying our best to adapt to new environments. Whether this is an online classroom, part-time school, or full-time classroom planning, The Bee Cause Project is here to meet you where you are with plug and play pollinator lesson plans.
The Back to School Bee Program is built to begin with the Six Week Bee Unit and then adapt to your classroom as you see fit. The Six Week Bee Unit can be completed in sequence, or as individual lesson plans. Each of our new resources has teacher guides, are mapped to the standards, and are easily adapted to digital platforms.
Wrap your mind around the world, but without strawberries, watermelons, or chocolate. Humans rely on pollinators such as native bees, honey bees, butterflies, birds, and even flies for these and other important foods around the world. In our neighborhoods, pollinators are in trouble. This video link will support educators as they teach the Bee A Friend To Pollinators lesson plans, helping children become advocates for pollinator-friendly schools and community spaces.
Our mission is to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards while protecting our planet's most precious pollinators. The resources we have provided are designed to engage students through observation-based and hands-on learning with a little help from our tiny friends -- the bees! This unit of study has ample resources including teacher guides, video links, material lists, background information, standards mapping, and engaging work for students.
The Bee Cause Project's Digital Field Trip Series takes the audience along on an adventure into the lives of pollinators! The Honey Harvest Field Trip follows beekeepers Gabby and Wayne Staats as they harvest honey from their own honey bee hives.
Charleston County School District Nutrition Services and the Green Heart Project are excited to be partnering this year for Harvest of the Month with their friends from The Bee Cause Project providing delicious honey. Enjoy this fun and easy demonstration of Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon! Simple and delicious foods from Mother Nature are always a winner with your students!
In the Education Resource Library, you will find a variety of tools to help your students learn about environmental issues and how to make a change in their communities! Use our beginner, intermediate, and advanced activities on insects to learn about bee behavior, habitat, and pollination. These fun and engaging activities will build students’ understanding of bees and help them protect them at school or at home. Feel free to use these activities as an introduction to Earth Challenge 2020 or stand-alone during a pollinator lesson.
Learn how to make a pollinator garden and use the planning worksheet to start planning one for your home or school from Earthday.org!
Did you know that honey bees dance? Or that they build their homes out of perfectly formed honeycomb? The Digital Hive Experience was created to educate about the inside of a beehive and our friends, the honey bees. Pair the Digital Hive Video with the companion Educator’s Guide! Included are a lesson plan mapped to the Common Core and NGSS, pre and post-assessments, discussion questions, and a KWL Chart for your students! Perfect for a classroom introduction or for programs that may not have live bees, we hope you enjoy your journey into the hive!
Did you know that honey bees can dance? Do you know why bees build honeycombs in the shape of a hexagon? Do you know how many eyes honey bees have? Bees live a secret life inside their hive...but NOW we can see what goes on in a live hive. The Bee Cause and its partners are on a mission to inspire children to learn about and protect these precious pollinators. That's why we've created the Digital Bee Hive Experience - to educate our community of learners about this vital ecosystem.
This Educators Guide provides everything you need to make this virtual field trip a huge success with your students! You will find lists of materials and resources, step-by-step instructions for three complete lessons, journal prompts as well as research topics, supplementary card work, and standards mapping.
Insight is a free IOS app that was developed by Border Free Bees and Pollinator Partnerships to inspire and empower citizens including students age four and up to learn about North America's pollinators. When you join Insight Citizen Science, you become a member of this national team, participating in observation-based research. The link provided will take you to the website for more information and a how-to video. When entering the name and email information, be sure to select the Bee Cause Project as your organization.
Charleston County School District Nutrition Services and the Green Heart Project are excited to be partnering this year for Harvest of the Month. November 2020 is the Great Sweet Potato Harvest! Nothing tops these sweet potatoes better than some Bee Cause Project honey! Enjoy!