The Beekeeping Academy is a one day camp for up to twelve kids going into grades four through six. Students will spend their day in a fun and educational immersion into the world of the bee. During the morning hours, we will take an in-depth look into bee anatomy, biology, and sociology, and their vital role in our food system. The afternoon will be spent up close and personal with honey bee hives and native bee observations. Throughout the day students will learn about present challenges bees face, and how they can be part of the solution in the bee’s survival.
Exact drop off and pick up location will be send to students the week before the academy.
The camp will run on Thursday, July 28th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Stockton University in New Jersey. Students can register at www.easbeeacademy2016.eventbrite.com. The 2016 Bee Academy is a collaboration between the Eastern Apicultural Society, the Foundation for the Preservation of Bees, Stockton University, and Bee Girl.
Tuition for the academy is $60 per student.
About your instructor: Sarah Red-Laird, aka Bee Girl, is the American Beekeeping Federation’s Kids and Bees Program Director, the US Ambassador of the International Bee Research Association’s Bee World project, and the founder and executive director of the Bee Girl organization, with a mission to inspire and empower communities to conserve bees and their habitat. Every year, Sarah engages with thousands of kids across the nation, and the globe, spreading knowledge and bringing a sense of wonder from the hive to our kids. Sarah holds an associate degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, and has been leading camps and working with kids for over ten years. Prior to leading bee camps, Sarah worked as a substitute teacher and paraprofessional for the Skagway, Alaska, school district, and volunteered for many kids' programs including equine-assisted therapy. Her resume also includes five years with the Skagway Volunteer Fire Department and the Missoula County Sherriff’s Search and Rescue teams. She is certified in swift water rescue and has been a Wilderness First Responder. More at www.beegirl.org
Our Mission Is:
Education and Conferences,
Master Beekeeper Certification,
Honey Bee Research Grants