Current Bee Schools
Canadore College West Parry Sound Campus became the first Bee City Campus in Canada in 2016. Among other things, the school hosts an apiary which is used for beekeeping-related programming, workshops and educational activities for the local community.
Congratulations, Dr. Peter Istvan, for “beeing” Canadore College’s Bee City Champion!
Tredway Woodsworth Public School
Congratulations to the students of Tredway Woodsworth PS on becoming the first Bee School in Canada!
Tredway Woodsworth students use an Inquiry Learning based approach to understanding the many connections with pollinators including our food system. Their garden and wild bee homes reflect their infusion of art into the study of ecology, so inspiring!
We love that Mme. White connected with us to find out about how we can share resources and develop ideas to help each other. In fact, her awesomeness is what inspired us to create Bee City Schools!
Thank you so much to all of the students at Tredway Woodsworth for sharing your ideas and for loving Nature!
Warmest of welcomes, so excited about the deep connections Blythwood PS is making with Nature.
Congratulations Zoe Rosenfeld and Josh Digirolamo for your wonderful success at getting your school to adopt the resolutions to become a Bee School!
We are so excited about the plans you have for creating a pollinator oasis and for inspiring ideas like BEE-YOU-tiful Boulevards.
As Blythwood’s B+B (Butterfly and Bee) garden plans grow, all of the wonderful initiatives for connecting communities to the protection and celebration of pollinators will grow along with it, spreading the beauty of flowers and the bees!
Thank you for gardening for wildlife!
Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institute
Bee City’s first High School!
Congratulations Aidan! We are trilled with the events and activities that you and your Eco Team have created to inspire the rest of your school to care about pollinators.
So many pollinator supporting strategies have already been planned by this Bee Team including a very well designed garden, many STEM related projects and wild bee house building.
During Pollinator Week the Bee Team will share bee love by hosting honey tastings, a lovely Bee movie, wildflower plantings and other cool interactive events. We are so very proud of Aidan and his fellow students at Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institute and so very grateful for everything they are doing for pollinators in Whitby and beyond.
Kortright Hills PS
Bee lovers with a mission!
‘A truly student-led initiative from beginning to end!’ says teacher Cathryn Dykstra. The students at Kortright PS ‘did research, spoke to bee experts from a university, made morning announcements, created posters to put up around the entire school, and produced numerous bee art activities to spread around their classroom walls. They designed a new pollinator garden for their school yard. They even organized a bee celebration day for the entire school where everyone was asked to wear black and yellow and they brilliantly orchestrated a school-wide bee assembly.’
Congratulations to these incredible young environmental leaders at Kortright Hills PS!
Creative ways to help pollinators are sprouting-up at Stirling Public School in Stirling, Ontario.
The unique ways through which students have championed seeds and their collaborative efforts to make our planet healthier are inspiring to us.
Thank you, Mrs. Mossman-Cross. You and your students are spreading beauty and love!
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
Marc Garneau CI, a platinum status Eco-School within the Toronto District School Board, continues its tradition of supporting environmental initiatives by joining the Bee City family!
A garden with 200 native wildflowers was planted in May 2017. The school’s Bee City Committee has also partnered with teachers to incorporate pollinator-friendly initiatives in classrooms.
Our gratitude to the team that’s making it all happen: students Lisa Wang, Raluca Gondor, Venice Cheng and Mandy Chen, teachers Michelle Woodley and Alicia Roberge, as well as caretaker Luke Chanmurugan.
John Barsby Community School
A warm welcome to John Barsby Community School, the first Bee School in British Columbia, where members of the “John Bars-Bee Garden Club” have committed to enhancing pollinator habitat on school grounds and for helping the younger students at nearby Georgia Avenue Elementary School to learn how to be good stewards of the planet! We encourage you to read their resolution to learn about other planned activities.
Thank you to the John Barsby community for caring about nature!