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Feed a Bee Pollinator Patch Planting

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Date:
Sat May 19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Camp Tongawood Map
Category:
Community Partner
Level:
Brownie
 

**This event has been postponed due to weather. A new date will be announced soon!**

Feed a Bee is a major initiative of the Bayer North America Bee Care Program to increase food for honey bees and other pollinators by planting wildflowers and establishing additional forage acreage across the United States. Girl Scouts will join Bayer employees in planting a Feed a Bee patch at Camp Tongawood near Tonganoxie, KS.

The event will begin with educational activities related to pollinators, including honey tasting and pollinating paper flowers. Through the hands-on activities, experts from Bayer will teach scouts about honey bee communication and the importance of pollination to our food supply. During the second half of the event, Girl Scouts will head outside to hand scatter wildflower seeds in a new pollinator garden. Staff will explain gardening techniques and will assist the girls in raking in the seeds to complete planting. (Note: Some mature plants in the area might already be attracting pollinators, so this event is not recommended for people allergic to bees.)

Participants will also earn a Feed a Bee patch

Session 1: 9-11am
Session 2: 10am-12pm

Cost per person: FREE

Registration requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

How to register: Email bayerahevents@gmail.com with the names of the Girl Scouts attending, names of all adults accompanying them, which session they will be attending and a signed media release form (see below). Girls must be accompanied by their parent, guardian or troop leader(s) and are not allowed to be dropped off for this event.

Photos/video will be taken during the event and media will be invited; therefore, we ask all guardians to sign a media release that allows their Girl Scout to be photographed or videotaped during the event. Download the media release form and email a signed copy along with your registration.

Parking info: Please park in available parking spaces near The Lodge building. Do not park on grass or block camp roads with vehicles.

Questions: Email bayerahevents@gmail.com