Young Stewards - Do

A kid watches a researcher offer a sugar drink to a hummingbird from a feeder.
Junior rangers who visit parks may be fortunate to watch an ornithologist, or bird scientist, measure and band hummingbirds.

Tena Engelman/NPS

Finding pollinators in parks or your backyard is easy. You can also visit the website of our friends at the U.S. Forest Service to create some kid- and pollinator-friendly crafts like making your own perfume, building a native bee home, and recycling a soda bottle into a hummingbird feeder.

You can also plant a pollinator garden in your backyard or school using native plants. Just remember to:

  • Go Native - plant native plant species
  • Bee Showy - flowers should bloom in your garden throughout the growing season
  • Bee Bountiful - plant big patches of each plant species
  • Bee Diverse - plant a diversity of flowering species that supply an abundance of pollen and nectar
  • Bee Chemical Free - limit or eliminate use of pesticides
The Pollinator Partnership offers 32 different planting guides to improve pollinator habitat, each one tailored to a specific ecoregion in the United States. Each guide is filled with an abundance of native plant and pollinator information. Enter your zip code to find your ecoregion planting guide and download it for free.

Last updated: December 22, 2014


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