Our students study pollinators, their importance in eco-systems, and the many ways pollinators are threatened. They also learn about how they can help pollinators.
In the past our students have taken action to protect pollinators by advocating for the elimination of neonicotinoids and working with the National Park Service to create and throw seed bombs (pictured top right) to restore the native habitat that is beneficial for pollinators.
Being at the Monarch Festival and creating seed bombs with festival goers is mission aligned and allows us to take a topic we study at school and share it with the broader community. The more we can help restore native habitat the better. Being at the festival also allows us to get to know more families in the Twin Cities – both good things.
We have tons of fun at the Monarch Festival. We get our hands dirty and help pollinators. Current students and alum help visitors to our FSMN seed bomb table make seed bombs. Past and present FSMN families drop by to chat.
It is a day filled with joy and good work and we can’t wait for next year!