Assistant Children's Bee Educator

Assistant Children's Bee Educator

Short term role · 4 hrs/Week · Starting from 25 Apr 2022 For around 6 months
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Buzzworks Association Hitchin
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Support fun and practical 2-hour sessions about bees and pollinators for children aged 5-11. Be part of a small planning team and run small group activities.

Detailed description

Help inspire children to learn and care about how important honeybees and other pollinators are in our beautiful natural world. Enthusiasm and rapport with young children are more important than formal qualifications. Knowledge of honey bees and other pollinators ideal, willingness to learn essential.

A typical 2-hour session could include making a collage to learn about the amazing body of the honeybee; watching bees at work in our observation hive and small apiary; a pollination game in our lovely pollinator-friendly garden.

Our Discovery Centre is a fully resourced classroom-sized outbuilding with an indoor observation hive and views into our small apiary, set in a lovely garden. Lesson plans available but new ideas always welcome. You would join a small friendly team setting up, planning and delivering hands-on sessions.

We are hoping to run weekly sessions for schools, home education groups and uniformed groups through May to August, depending on availability of volunteers.

We usually allow an hour for set-up and and an hour for clear-up. Plus a couple of hours planning. Our visits get very positive feedback as we offer an exciting hands-on experience not possible in a traditional classroom setting.

Getting there

Our Discovery Centre is at the back of the allotments off Old Hale Way.
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About Buzzworks Association Hitchin

We host visits to our BuzzWorks Discovery Centre off Old Hale Way, Hitchin, where you can enjoy the bee-friendly garden, bee exhibition and watch the bees at work.

We also support local beekeepers and provide training courses for new and improver beekeepers at our larger Honeyworks Beekeeping Centre, off Burford Way, Hitchin.

You can find us at the Hitchin Farmers Market on the last Saturday of every month. Come along for a chat and buy some pure local honey. Or contact us via our website.