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The Importance of Bees and Butterflies

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Bees and butterflies are important pollinators, responsible for a huge amount of the world’s food supply!  Explore bee and butterfly anatomy to learn how their bodies are uniquely adapted for pollination.  Students will enjoy a flower dissection activity to better understand how the parts of a flower are a perfectly designed structure for pollination to take place. The class will also include an outdoor nature walk to look for local pollinators. Each student will receive a book about bees to take home.  Masks must be worn by all adults and children for the entire program. Limited to 7 children. Ages 6-8 (drop-off)  

About Alley Pond Environmental Center

224-65 76th Ave.

Oakland Gardens, NY


  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: Yes

  • The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices.

    Alley Pond Park is the home of the Douglaston Estate Windmill, a reminder of their agricultural past. 

  • Play area: No
  • Party room: No