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Morris Workshop on Beescaping

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover the incredible world of pollinators and beneficial insects in your own backyard through Spriggly’s Beescaping and Ecosystems workshop. Enjoy a reading of Finding Home: A Story of a Mason Bee, and learn about the incredible pollinators around you, their lifecycle, and how you can support them in your own backyard. In addition to the book reading and talk, explore coloring and activity sheets, scientific models, and other related activities. 

Our Story

Spriggly’s Beescaping, run by husband and wife team Brannen Basham and Jill Jacobs, focuses on nature education and habitat restoration. Brannen has worked with native plants for over ten years, both in historic gardens as well as smaller, more urbanized settings. In his work with native plants, he was enchanted by the many native insects, especially bees, that not only rely on North American plants, but also help those plants thrive in complex and often overlooked relationships. Brannen and Jill have made it their mission to spread the word about these important relationships, and how to transform a once sterile disturbed space into a thriving oasis for bees and other beneficial wildlife.

 

Spriggly’s offers nature education through their children’s book, Finding Home: A Story of A Mason Bee, and through, A Guide to the Wonderful World Around Us: Notes on Nature, a book geared for adult readers 8th grade+ . This second book is based on expanded versions of Brannen’s weekly nature articles for The Sylva Herald of Sylva, NC. Spriggly’s have presented over 30 times in the last 4 years, including a keynote presentation with the Monarchs Across Georgia’s annual Pollinator Symposium, hosted by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. They have installed educational exhibitions at the Asheville Museum of Science and the Hands On Children’s! Museum of Hendersonville, and create sustainable native bee housing units.

 

Spriggly’s offers an online course series, Gardening for the Planet, which teaches everyday citizens how to become stewards of the environment in their own backyards through 10+ hours of course content that never expires. Bonus video lessons for children are included within the course pack purchase. In addition to nature education, Spriggly’s offers habitat restoration and pollinator landscape design services, both in-person and through a special virtual design service. Learn more about everything Spriggly’s offers at sprigglys.com.   https://www.facebook.com/sprigglys

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Date:
November 27
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Venue

Great Explorations Children’s Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704 United States
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Phone:
(727) 821-8992
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