Next week I'll be doing a day long presentation (manning a table really) talking about bees as part of an apple celebration at a grammar school. This area is very familiar with migratory bees being brought in to pollinate wild blueberries - My guess is that somewhere between 40-50,000 colonies are placed in the county each May/June.
This is the first year bees are included as part of the program. I do have an observation hive and the weather would have been ok this afternoon for me to get bees for it. Hard to say if the weather will cooperate next week.
What sorts of things do you think would interest the kids (grades 1-6)? I have pictures I took this past spring of bees on apple blossoms and I have a color printer so I could print out 8.5x11s of them - but that is a far cry from a table full of interesting stuff. i have previously taught a bee school so I feel reasonably prepared for the sorts of questions adults would ask - but i realize kids are not adults - so I'm feeling unprepared for kids.
There have been lots of good thoughts on Mark's thread - I'm hoping to see as many here! TIA!