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How to teach children about pollinators

9th August 2019

Together, in partnership with the Natural History Museum (NHM) we hope to inspire and educate families and children to share our passion of nature, and in particular, pollinators.

Why are pollinators so important?

We care passionately about conserving pollinators, as they are vital for the health of the planet. The herbs in our tea, which we carefully source from over 50 countries across the world, depend upon pollination by insects such as bees and butterflies. By working together with the NHM, we aim to inspire young people to understand their importance and champion nature..

How to make a Pukka butterfly badge

What you will need:

  • Empty Pukka Tea boxes
  • Scissors
  • String or adhesive broach backs (from craft shops)
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Pictures of butterflies (download some templates here)

1. Look up a butterfly of your choice. Make a template of the butterfly and cut it out
2. Open out a used Pukka tea box and draw round the butterfly template onto the box
3. Cut out the butterfly
4. Using an adhesive broach back stick the safety catch onto the back of the cut out butterfly
5. Alternatively make a few, and string them up like bunting

Want to learn more?

Our famous airstream 'Herbie' will be on the East Lawn of the NHM every day between Sat 17 August – Sun 1st Sept 2019, from 10am – 5pm, where there will be lots of free tea to taste, our Bee Boys dance group, Flutterby stilts performers, and Queen Bee acting troupe and lots of fun, educational workshops.

As part of our ongoing relationship with the NHM, Pukka are contributing a partnership fee, which will help the NHM continue its world-class scientific research and improve its public offer of access to collections and educational commitments. Examples of the research work that the Museum is currently involved with include: exploring new sources of food, relieving the suffering of some of the 1.4 million people infected with Neglected Tropical Diseases and undertaking the largest survey ever completed on the impact of humanity on local biodiversity.

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