The Nature's Partners curriculum is just one step toward increasing the public's awareness and sense of responsibility that are essential to a successful conservation program for pollinators. It is designed to educate young people about pollinators and the important role they play in providing many of the foods we eat and the plant fiber used in our clothing and household goods, and ways they can help pollinators survive and flourish by protecting and creating pollinator-friendly habitat.
In this introductory curriculum we have purposely chosen to focus on just two of the many pollinators as a means for teaching basic concepts about the process and importance of pollination. Bees were chosen due to their primary importance among pollinators and butterflies were chosen because of the interesting and distinctive stages of their life cycle and their intrinsic appeal.
The copywritten curriculum is available for free download for educators and others who will not use the curriculum for profit.