Climate Kids Connects - Climate Science and Pollinators


Welcome to Climate Kids Connects! We are so glad you are here. As you may have heard, the Earth needs our help. Our global climate is changing and this will impact our communities, both human and natural. This is a big problem and it will take all of us thinking creatively to come up with solutions. On today's blog, we are going to focus on a group of animals that are essential for healthy ecosystems - pollinators!



Welcome to Climate Kids Connects!


For today's edition we are going to be exploring a group of animals that are essential for healthy ecosystems - pollinators! A pollinator is an animal that helps plants produce fruit or seeds. When pollinators such as bees, birds, bats, butterflies, and small mammals go to plants to eat their nectar, they get pollen grains stuck on them, which then rubs off onto the next plant they travel to. The pollen from one plant can then fertilize the next plant that the pollinator gets nectar from. Only fertilized plants can make fruit and/or seeds, and without them, many plants cannot reproduce.



Pollinators are essential to plant propagation, food production, and overall ecosystem health. As the earth warms and precipitation changes, pollinators and their plants are in trouble - we will learn more about these threats and what we can do to help with the following videos and activities.

 

Educational Videos



Pollinator Paradise

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