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Butterfly Pavilion's Pollinator Place is now closed. The space will reopen on Friday, May 3rd as our new Origins: Building Life exhibit!

Pollinator Afterschool Nature Club

Butterfly Pavilion’s Pollinator Afterschool Programs are a fantastic opportunity to dive into the blooming and buzzing world of pollinators. Pollinators are not only responsible for the fruits and vegetables we love to eat but also help maintain diversity of plants which supports the entire food web! Students will get the chance to become pollinator champions and advocate for these amazing creatures such as bees, butterflies, and beetles!

Pollinator Lessons

Pollinator 101 – What is a pollinator? How does pollination work? Explore what pollinators are and why we need them.  

Pollinating Plants – Students will be scientists and dissect flowers to discover how pollination works.  

Honey Bees – Explore the world of honey bees and what makes them powerful pollinators.  

Solitary Bees – Did you know not all bees live in a hive and make honey? Discover the incredible world of solitary bees and how many live in our backyards.  

Bumblebees – Have you ever seen fuzzy bumble bees? In this session, students will explore the world of bumble bees and what makes them powerful pollinators.  

Spectacular Butterflies – Butterflies are more than just beautiful; they are powerful pollinators! In this hands-on class, students will discover what makes butterflies pollinators.  

Beautiful Beetles – Are beetles pollinators? Have you ever heard of mess and soil pollination? Student scientists will discover what makes beetles powerful pollinators.  

Unlovable Pollinators – Not all pollinators are cute and cuddly, some are some common unlovable bugs. Students will discover the wide variety of pollinators in this hands-on class.  

Colorado Pollinators – Discover the powerful pollinators that live in Colorado and explore how we can help them survive.  

Plant Partners – Did you know that some plants only have one pollinator! Through an interactive game, students will discover how special pollinators are and why plants need them.  

Pollinator Trivia – Test your pollinator knowledge in this interactive class and play some fun pollinator games.  

Pollinator Conservation – Discover what you can do to help save pollinators in this interactive community science class. 

Pollinator Garden – Students will explore what it takes to have a pollinator garden in an urban area and why it is important.

Powerful Pollinators – Are bees the only pollinators? Are wasps pollinators? Explore how many invertebrates are pollinators and discover what makes them pollinators! 

Afterschool Nature Club

Nature Club programs are designed for students ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade. These 45-minute sessions take place at the school or community site, 1-2 times a week after regular school hours for at least 4 weeks. Nature Clubs are conducted by esteemed Butterfly Pavilion Educators, distinguished authorities in conservation and invertebrate studies.

Butterfly Pavilion’s award-winning, Afterschool “Nature Club” Programs provide a world class experience for school aged children to learn about and develop an appreciation for invertebrates. Through the afterschool programs, children of school age will cultivate an understanding of invertebrates, foster compassion and empathy, and gain a sense of empowerment to become caretakers of both invertebrates and the world around them.



Length: 45 minutes 

Fee: $100/session + travel; minimum of four sessions booked 

Group Size/Session: 30 participants/session 

All outreach programs incur a travel fee of $0.65/mile round trip between your site and Butterfly Pavilion. Partial program scholarships may be available for qualifying groups. 

Contact us for registration and more details 720-974-1861, 

Butterfly Pavilion Nature Club has been awarded a 2023 Innovative Environmental Education Program Award from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education!