Take a journey of discovery of the flowers that are around us and the animals that visit them. A fun way to learn the basic biology of flower structure and animal adaptations.
Session 1. Pollinator walk
Learn about the difference between flowering and non-flowering plants. Differentiate the types of flowers in a botanic garden. Examine pollen and learn how to pollinate a flower.
Session 2. Pollinators up close
Visit UM’s Musuem of Zoology and have a close-up look at pollinators. See the structures that allow them to move pollen and feed on nectar.
Session 3. Pollinator map
Map out the pollinators in a garden. Try to find patterns between the environment, the types of flowers and the pollinators that you find.
Session 4. Flowers up close
Dissect a flower to learn its different parts. Press flowers to preserve them. Look at pollen under a microscope.
Last update: 19 April 2019