Youth Invited To Share Art For Pollinator Party

A pollinator visits a flower. Photo by Katherine Eagleson 
 

NMWC News: 

 

New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) invites area youth, K-12, to create a piece of “hangable” art centered on the theme “pollinators.” All media accepted. Winners receive free admission to NMWC’s Pollinator Party on July 8 to view their art hanging in the center!

 

New Mexico Wildlife Center will hold a special celebration in honor of pollinators – bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, bats, moths and more – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  July 8 at NMWC, 19 Wheat St. in Espanola. Fun activities will include:

 

  • Kids’ Art Station – decorate a pollinator for our Pollinator Wall

  • Face Painting

  • Touch Table where you can look at flowers with a UV light and observe pollen under a microscope

  • Tour our Pollinator Gardens and learn how you can create your own

  • Learn about the different types of pollinators and why they matter

 

The entry fee is for the entire event is a suggested donation of $2 per person; children younger than 6 years old are free.

 

Pollinators are an important part of the ecosystem, and they are crucial to agriculture. Many kinds of pollinators are decreasing in number. The loss of these species will harm a variety of ecosystems, which will affect people. Learn more about why they’re important and what you can do to help pollinators at our Pollinator Party.

 

Call for more details at 505-753-9505, or email dawn@newmexicowildlifecenter.org.

 

If you can’t make it to this special event, please visit us from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays throughout the year. New Mexico Wildlife Center is a nonprofit organization working to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public awareness, strategic partnerships, and responsible wildlife rehabilitation.

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