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Get involved with Polli:Nation

Polli:Nation is an exciting new project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. FSC is a partner in this UK-wide biodiversity project to support schools to help protect our dwindling bee population.

All schools in the UK can apply to participate in the programme, which will be delivered by Learning through Landscapes and will enable teachers, children and volunteers to be trained to make the necessary changes to their school grounds to create habitats. They will be supported by biodiversity and landscape experts from the charity to develop their environments by planting insect pollinator friendly areas using pollinator friendly plants, building bug hotels and bee houses, planting night-blooming flowers to draw in moths, constructing bee-hives, as well as promoting changes to maintenance schedules, reducing pesticides and letting areas of the school grounds become wild.

The programme will also promote and encourage the development of existing provisions in schools such as orchards and wild meadow areas, green walls and ivy growth to attract the bees and other insects.SolitaryBee

Successful applicants receive:

  • A grant of up to £4000 to help you transform your school grounds to become a haven for pollinating insects;
  • Expert support from LTL’s professional network to help transform the grounds, and transform the learning
  • A wealth of free materials such as wildflower seeds
  • Participation in and resources from a UK wide social science experiment developed for Polli:Nation by scientists at OPAL, with support from leading experts in the ecology and conservation sector.

Apply here

Learning through Landscapes are developing the Polli:Nation project along with other sector partners including Field Studies Council, Buglife, Butterfly Conservation and the OPAL Network.  Applications open on 17th June 2015.

More about the project

Wednesday, June 17, 2015