Admiring seedlings at a PlantingSeeds B&B Highway site.

Urban Pollinators with PlantingSeeds Projects

Duration: 11am - 1pm
Event

To celebrate Australian Pollinator Week (6 – 14 November 2021) the Museums Discovery Centre is partnering with PlantingSeeds Projects to host a fun information day focused on improving the biodiversity in our cities, suburbs and towns to help bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators.

PlantingSeeds launched its B&B Highway project in 2019 and have already worked with more than 45 schools, community centres and places of worship throughout Sydney. At each Pollinator B&B site they have planted a variety of pollinating plants selected by horticulturists and created habitat ― such as nesting boxes, insect hotels or native beehives.

Come learn about the B&B Highway and what you can do to make pollinators welcome at your place.

 

Program of events

All about Birds

11am

PlantingSeeds founder and chief executive Dr Judy Friedlander will speak to ornithologist Dr Tony Saunders about what the B&B Highway project means for native birds. Saunders is an expert in Australian Honeyeaters who is passionate about ‘birdscaping’ gardens.

 

All about Bees

12pm

PlantingSeeds education manager Nicole Lewis will speak to meloponist and entomologist Francisco Garcia about bees, especially native bees. Garica is currently completing is PhD on the Australian stingless bee Tetragonula Carbonaria, more commonly known as the Sugar Bag Bee.

 

All four of the presenters will be available to answer audience questions.

This series of family friendly talks and demonstrations is free and suitable for all ages. Please register your interest when you arrive on the day.

To help plan your visit, please find information here about the measures we’ve put in place in response to COVID-19 to keep everyone safe.

Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Museums Discovery Centre venue page, including:

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