What is a pollinator? Bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, bats, and other fascinating animals are important components within an ecosystem. A healthy ecosystem has many parts that work together and pollinators are a perfect example of this phenomena. In this unit, students discover the role of a pollinator in an ecosystem and why pollinators are so important for all life on Earth- including humans! Students will learn all about pollinator species that we are likely to see in the Pacific Northwest and what makes them unique. Through science, art, social studies, math, and English language arts, students are able to fully explore one of the most important ecosystem services on the planet: pollination.
Are you ready to request an ECO Kit to loan? Here is some important information:
- These kits are offered FREE for Washington County Educators. All of our ECO kits are supplied with necessary materials and instructions for each activity. If you are missing any supplies, please let us know!
- Standard loan time is 2 weeks. If you feel like you need more time, please indicate that on your request form.
- We ask that you arrange a time to pick-up your ECO kit at our office (7175 NE Evergreen Pkwy #400, Hillsboro, OR 97124) as well as a time to return it to our office. We may be able to arrange a staff member to bring the kit to you.
- Questions? Email Kristina Peterson.