65 years ago, the National Association of Conservation Districts began a nation-wide initiative to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Stewardship Week is officially celebrated from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. It is one of the world’s largest conservation-related observances.
The 2020 Stewardship Week theme is "Where would we BEE without pollinators?" A team of five conservation biology students from Friends University were collaborating with the Conservation District to host a panel discussion and kids' activities to celebrate pollinators; however, the event was converted to a stay-at-home format due to the current pandemic.
Over the next week, we will be posting interviews and daily Creature Features created by the students. The Creature Features will highlight different pollinators, the plants they pollinate, and things we can do to promote their survival. We will also include kid-friendly activities related to each pollinator.
Happy Stewardship Week!