This event is designed for all who are interested in learning more about pollinators and what we can do to help them. Throughout the afternoon there will be a series of short educational demonstration sessions held every half hour starting at 1pm in various parts of the garden (pick up a map at the info booth at the entrance). Attendees will learn about some of the many different species of native bees that live in Michigan, the important role of bees in food production, how to design your garden to attract and support pollinators, and how to build a native bee hotel.
Especially for kids, a short self-guided pollinator scavenger hunt will be available between 1 and 4pm (pick up your first clue at the info booth to the gardens).
This event is weather-dependent and will be cancelled in the event of rain.
UPDATE (6/24/2012): Bee-Palooza 2012 was a success! The Lansing State Journal wrote a brief article about it here. Pictures from the event may be found on the event Facebook page here. If you missed it this time, we'll do it again next year!