Native Pollinator Garden


Our vision for Canada is… a bio-diverse and healthy country!

Biodiversity is a powerful and important concept for young people to learn. Understanding that all living things depend on others to survive helps young people not only appreciate the interrelationships between living things (including themselves and others), but also the impact of changes in the environment, both positive and negative. Principles of biodiversity, when meaningfully explored, can extend beyond the science classroom and can serve as important lessons with respect to students’ broader social environment. In urban contexts, children generally have less exposure to biodiversity and therefore have less opportunity to directly experience these lessons.


This project aims to support children, in collaboration with their community, to actively explore, support and promote biodiversity through their planning, implementation and maintenance of a Pollinator Garden on school grounds.

The goal of this project is to support Grade 6 students to learn about biodiversity by planning, implementing, maintaining and promoting a Pollinator Garden.

The project will involve the following phases of work:

Research; Grade 6 students will research native flora that support pollinating species (butterflies, bees, birds particularly) as part of their study of Biodiversity – a Grade 6 science strand.
Planning; students will be provided a budget to research, and source plant materials. Implementing:students will plant the garden. Promotion and Learning; students will track the number of pollinators using the garden.

Reflection & Celebration

Still in progress


More photos:

Ms. McKee and Mr. Barbeau sourcing the plants students researched!

Students researching native plants using internet databases and success criteria

Painting day! Students are beginning to tape and prime their planters.

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