Join us as we celebrate National Pollinator Week at the Holden Arboretum! The following activities will be offered between 11am – 4pm. These drop-in activities will be ongoing, do not require registration, and are included with admission to the Arboretum.
Exploration Station – Begin your experience in the Reinberger Classroom, where you can learn all about the essential role pollinators play in our world and how your can support them.
Beekeeper Meet and Greet – Join local beekeeper and Holden Arboretum volunteer, Greg Tomaro, for a chance to get up-close-and-personal with a beehive (not an active hive), try on a beekeeper’s suit, and ask all of your beekeeping-related questions. This activity will be located on the Reinberger Patio.
Getting to Know iNaturalist – Local photographer, Stuart Pearl will be demonstrating how to use cell phone photography to contribute to a nature-based educational network through the iNaturalist app.
Butterfly Garden Experts – Lori Gogolin, Butterfly Garden Horticulturalist, and our Butterfly Garden volunteers will be available in the Butterfly Garden to answer any questions you may have about pollinator plants and attracting butterflies.
Youth and Family Activities –
Learn the Waggle Dance! Did you know that bees use dancing to communicate with each other? Learn more about this dance and practice your waggle moves with a game in Reinberger Classroom.
Scavenger Hunts will be offered in the Butterfly Garden and at the Habitat Hut.
BEEcome a Bee – Make your own bee antennae to wear as you learn all about this important pollinator.
Check out one of our Pollinator Discovery Packs and take it out onto the grounds to explore.
Additional games and activities including coloring pages, puzzles, a bean bag toss, and more can be found in Reinberger Classroom and at the Habitat Hut.