2017 Pollinator Fest

Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Visit Reiman Gardens and celebrate National Pollinator Week. There will be many collaborators present to make sure this day is educational and plenty of fun! Collaborators include the Iowa State University Pollinator Working Group, the ISU Entomology Graduate Student Organization, the ISU Graduates in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Blank Park Zoo, and Ames High School.

Pollinator Fest Activities:

  • Talk like a bee – honey bee dance language
  • Live honey bees observation hive
  • Native bees – friends who make us food
  • Stings!
  • Wasp love – learn to appreciate paper wasps and their nests
  • Eat like a bee – pollen and honey tasting
  • Pollinator crafts
  • Butterfly rearing
  • Catch your own wild pollinator
  • Integrated pest management and pollinators
  • Monarch butterfly conservation
  • Pollinator friendly plants
  • Iowa Honey Queen
  • Exploring insects
  • The pollinator trailer
  • Grow.Fly.
  • Planting pollinator gardens in Ames

No preregistration required.

IN HONOR OF POLLINATOR FEST ADMISSION IS FREE FOR EVERYONE FROM 9:00 A.M. UNTIL 6:00 P.M. Free admission made possible by a generous donation to ISU Entomology's pollinator research.