Bee there or bee square…
As she nears the end of ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards judging roadshow, Sandy McGroarty makes the long trip from Dublin to Tralee all for the sake of the bee….
The transition year class of the Presentation College in Tralee were truly shocked when they researched the bee and its worrying worldwide decline. They never imagined such a tiny insect which mostly caused them to run in panick or as they now utterly regret, kill in irrational fear. Now they have learned how much the world needs this pollenator, they are devoted to raising awareness of its plight by telling their peers and increasing its habitat by planting and maintaining a bee garden.
Their favourite quote that they use to really get their point across and has at times caused alarm is…. “If the bees disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left” (Albert Einstein). Their cake sale in which they baked a beehive cake and dressed up as bees helped raise both awareness and money to buy the herb seeds for their courtyard bee attracting garden. They even had money left over to donate to aid research on the situation of bees in Ireland as they discovered there isn’t enough information out there on Irish bees and so, if we don’t know the extent of the problem, how are we expected to know the solution? I say, well done to the young environmentalist!!!!
Don’t forget to come and see the fantastic project carried out by Presentation College, Tralee, while it’s on display at the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Showcase and Awards in the Mansion House, Dublin. The Showcase will be open to the public from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on May 12!
Entry filed under: Young Environmentalist Awards 2010.