National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Read the Pollinator Partnership’s announcement for this year, and learn how you can still observe the celebrations despite COVID-19:
“Thirteen years ago, the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as ‘National Pollinator Week’ marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, Pollinator Week 2020 will not be a typical Pollinator Week. We urge everyone to hold a socially distant, appropriate event. In an effort to lighten the load on state governments during this time, we are not pursuing formal state proclamations this year but will continue to post proclamations that we do receive. Moreover, we encourage everyone to go outside and spend some time with the bees and butterflies that inspire hope in many.
Find activities and lightings
It's not too early to start thinking about your socially distant activity. Pollinators positively affect all our lives, supporting wildlife, healthy watershed and more — let's SAVE and CELEBRATE them! Activities can be more traditional events open to the public (plantings, walks, webinars) or private events in your backyard.* Join the celebration and connect virtually by adding your pollinator activity to the map below!”
Use the below resources for more information:
- My Pollinators - My Story submissions are now on the map! (*Private activities will not be made available for download in the events list)
- Visit the link here to virtually register for the event.
- Visit the activities and lightings in list format here
- Download the lighting request form here.
- View proclamations and contact your governor to take action here. Use the Pollinator Partnership’s sample letter as a base when you contact your governor, and include the a proclamation text with your letter.
- Click this link to also find more toolkits, posters, stickers, social media graphics and more!