Our world is losing bees, the pollinators that contribute to our ecosystem in many ways, at an alarming rate. While many hypotheses exists regarding the reasons bees are disappearing, concrete answers do not exist. Through The Nature Conservatory, Nature Works Everywhere has developed a project-based learning activity to explore colony collapse disorder (CCD). This project allows students to serve as worker bees and the teacher plays the role of queen as the class examines possible causes of and solutions to this important problem.
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About the Author: Dorothy Crouch
Dorothy Crouch is a California-based writer who has covered many topics such as financial technology, travel and the pet-goods industry. Born and raised in New York City, she pursued her undergraduate degree at Hunter College and an M.S., Publishing degree through Pace University. Combining her love of learning and curiosity of the world, Dorothy studied abroad at Dublin, Ireland’s Trinity College, igniting a passion for travel. Dorothy’s thirst for knowledge and love of learning has led her to travel the world and pursue higher learning, including scuba certification. A lifelong animal lover, Dorothy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their fish and two lovable, spoiled dogs.
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