No party would be as festive or delicious without the contribution of pollinators and the plants they pollinate. Learn about pollinators—bats, bees, butterflies and more—and celebrate National Pollinators Week during a fun-filled day with hands-on learning opportunities, crafts, demonstrations and a Citizen Science project.
Free event on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus. Rain or shine.
2017 Pollinator Palooza Program
The Bugman, Mark Berman, shares his knowledge and excitement about bugs. Examine (and maybe hold) some of his favorite bugs!
Exploring Pollinators in the Garden
11:30am, 1pm & 2pm
Led by Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education, OSU Extension
Take a walk in the garden and observe bees in action.
Music from Freedom N’ Folk Revival
11:30am–12:30pm & 1–2pm
Taste yummy foods featuring ingredients that are made possible by pollinators. The American Beekeeping Federation’s American Honey Queen will help with a honey inspired treat.
Mixing Bowl | Tortilla Street Food | Alice’s Aebelskabels
American Beekeeping Federation’s American Honey Queen, Maia Jaycox | Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center | Cedar Bog Nature Preserve | Central Ohio Beekeepers Association| Columbus Garden Coach | Columbus Recreation & Parks | East Central Ohio Beekeepers Association | Girl Scouts | Grange Insurance Audubon Center | Midwest Bat Working Group | Monarch Watch | Natives in Harmony | Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative |Ohio State Beekeepers Association | OSU Center for Applied Plant Science | OSU Extension Master Gardeners | Pollinator Stewardship Council | Stratford Ecological Center | SWACO