Pollinator Picnic

Join us on Saturday, May 18th from 10:30 am am to 1:30 pm for Pollinator Picnic, a morning of learning tasting and growing together. Learn about the important role pollinators play in our food supply. Search for pollinators and get an up close look at how they gather pollen. You’ll even get a chance to touch a bee (don’t BEE afraid) at our Bee Petting Zoo, thanks to event partner Metro. Taste all kinds of treats provided courtesy of our pollinator friends. Registration is requested but not required. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the event. Sign up today!

Six different pollinator stations await you at Pollinator Picnic.

  1. Bee Petting Zoo – Look into a real beehive and touch a live male honeybee. Don’t BEE afraid! Male bees don’t have stingers.
  2. Antennae Art – Antennae come in all shapes and sizes! Make your own wearable antennae and learn how insects use theirs.
  3. Pollinators Made My Lunch – Without pollinators, what would we eat? Discover which fruits and vegetables rely on pollinators to help them grow.
  4. Pollen Race – Experience being a bee as you fly to get pollen and bring it back to your hive.
  5. Honey, I Love You – Taste a variety of honey flavors and learn how plants and flowers impact the flavor of honey. Which one is your favorite?
  6. Become a Pollinator Protector! Check out event partner Metro’s brand new, never been seen before Pollinator Kits including:
    1. Native Bees You’ve Never Heard Of… This kit introduces us to the bees that live in Oregon! We’ll talk about the honey bees that we’re familiar with and see how they’re different than our native bees.
    2. Where Have All The Pollinators Gone? How do pollinators help to make the food we eat? Come learn about all the foods that depend on pollinators, and why those pollinators are disappearing…
    3. Make Your Home a Home For Wildlife. Did you know that pollinators are specially adapted to the plants they get pollen from? Learn about these adaptations and how you can make your own spaces pollinator-friendly.

Family Farm Days are brought to you by Whole Foods Market, our partners in farm-based education.