Summer Naturalist: Bees (Ages 10-17)
August 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Does your child love nature and want to expand their identification skills? In this special COVID-adapted program geared toward youth ages 10 and up, participants can join our experts for weekly, small-group outdoor sessions. Though programming will take place outdoors, participants are required to wear a face covering at all times.
Learn to see the world from a bee’s-eye view! During this session, Sarah Callan will teach participants how to identify common native bees—and how to tell the difference between other insects like flies and wasps that we might think are bees. Participants will visit the Gardens’ two bee-themed exhibits and go behind the scenes at our apiary to learn about the differences between native and non-native bees. Discover what bees like to eat, how they build their homes, how they see and taste the world, and how they change it for the better!
Please note: In an effort to keep the group size small, this is a drop-off program. If your child would be more comfortable with you nearby, please contact Erika Huber at firstname.lastname@example.org before the session to discuss options. If this session is full, please call 207-633-8000 to be added to our waiting list.
Sarah Callan works at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens as the Interpretation and Exhibits Educator. She studied entomology and botany as an undergraduate and has a great love for bees and other social insects like ants, beetles, roaches, and more! She has kept bees in Massachusetts and in western Uganda, which helped start her honey collection from around the world.