The Buzzing World of Pollinators



The Office of Student Academic Services in collaboration with the Sonia Bujold Initiative and Let’s Talk Science, has put together a lovely free online booklet of self-paced activities on pollinators. From identifying native pollinators and plants, to arts and crafts and games, there is something for everyone to enjoy!


For the Love of Pollinators! An online activity by the Sonia Bujold Initiative at McGill University - Macdonald Campus

Pollinators such as bees, bats, birds, butterflies, and beetles do us an invaluable service. By visiting flowers to feed on their sweet nectar, they carry pollen from plant to plant. The newly fertilized plants then produce delicious fruits and seeds for different critters to enjoy, including humans. Pollinators are just as important as the warmth of the sunlight, the nutrients in the soil and the purity of the water, for they help to pollinate over 75% of the world's flowering plants!

So let’s get out and explore the pollinators in our backyards, neighbourhoods and local parks! If you are feeling adventurous, you can even visit the pollinator gardens of nature reserves such as the Morgan Arboretum of McGill University’s Macdonald Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

Let’s Talk About Pollinators! An online activity by Let's Talk Science at McGill University - Macdonald Campus

Butterflies and other animals are incredibly important to nature and help with the process of pollination. Through these activities for young children (and butterfly enthusiasts) let’s explore different patterning on butterflies and how these patterns could help them camouflage and also learn about the butterfly life cycle stages.

  • For children and adults of all ages.
  • The activity booklet is available in both French and English.
  • Register now to receive your booklet on Friday September 3rd.
  • For questions or additional information, please contact ingrid.chiraz [at] (Ingrid Chiraz).
  • Registrations will be accepted through September 12.
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