The Beekeeping Project

A LASOAR Educational Program

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All We are Saying is give Bees a chance!

Pilot program at:  Berchmans Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau, LA

Program Mission:  To provide youth with the opportunity to learn the craft of beekeeping through student-managed bee hives and develop and understanding of and appreciation for the role bees play in our world.

Plan of Action:

  1. Select Participating Schools 
  2. Designate and Train a Cooperating Teacher
  3. Locate and Assign Local Beekeeper as "Bee Mentor"
  4. Provide NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Aligned Curriculum for Grades K - 8
  5. Create campus-wide awareness and educational opportunities utilizing the on-campus bee-hives as a learning tool.  
  6. Provide guidance and assistance with additional options such as planting pollinator gardens, beekeeping clubs, and in-class cooking with honey demonstrations.
  7. Assist with the planning and implementation of a school honey harvest and honey sale.  

GET INVOLVED! Email laura@lasoar.org.

LASOAR would like to thank the following Community Partners and local Bee Mentors.

Matt Robideaux with Ducky's Apiary

 

Native Gardening Initiative

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educating youth on the importance of growing native plants and Promoting gardening as a healthy lifetime activity.

LASOAR provides the opportunity for science classrooms, 4-H Clubs, or other youth groups to participate in educational activities and planting of native flowers either on school grounds or for participants to take home, creating their own backyard pollinator habitat!

Contact laura@lasoar.org to schedule.

LASOAR would like to thank the following Community Partners for their work with prairie restoration efforts and their diligent propagation of native plants.

The Acadiana Native Plant Project - Promoting the use of native plants in community landscapes.
Connecting Habitats, One Garden at a Time

The UL Ecology Center, Pure Native, Cultivating and distributing valuable plant species for use as sustainable alternatives for conservation, restoration, ranching, and farming.

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