National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them

Eleven years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 18-24, 2018 has been designated National Pollinator Week.

POLLINATOR WEEK WAS INITIATED AND IS MANAGED BY THE POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP.

Find Events

It's not too early to start thinking about an event at your school, garden, church, store, etc. Pollinators positively affect all our lives, supporting wildlife, healthy watershed and more - let's SAVE and CELEBRATE them!

HOSTING A POLLINATOR WEEK EVENT?

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Take Action

WHY SHOULD YOU CONTACT YOUR GOVERNOR?

Many states require in-state requests for events such as Pollinator Week to be officially proclaimed. Thanks to wonderful citizens like you, all 50 states declared Pollinator Week in 2017!

Please take a moment to sign and mail the letter below to your governor. Your effort is making Pollinator Week 2018 a great success!

Has your Governor made a proclamation?

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HOW SHOULD YOU CONTACT YOUR GOVERNOR?

1. WRITE

2. CALL

SUGGESTED SCRIPT FOR CALLING GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

  • Hello my name is NAME. Can I speak to the person that handles proclamations?
  • I am calling to follow up on a letter sent by the Pollinator Partnership requesting the governor proclaim STATE Pollinator Week, June 18-24, 2018. The Pollinator Partnership would love to demonstrate STATE'S support for pollinators to its citizens. Please let me know what I can do to move this proclamation forward.
  • Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. Have a great day.

Resources

Toolkit

Download the Toolkit for a comprehensive guide to participating in National Pollinator Week. Get activity ideas, social media posts, swag and more!

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Graphics

Download and use any of the images below to spread the word on social media, event flyers, or your website.

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Facebook Cover Photo

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Social Media - Shared Graphic

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Sticker Sheet

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Poster

2018 POLLINATOR WEEK POSTER

The 2018 poster, Pollinators and Seeds, shows how a diversity of managed and native pollinators supports healthy wildlands and a nutritious food supply in North America. In turn, native plant communities that sustain pollinators are an essential foundation for ecosystem integrity and diversity.

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Pollinator Facts

Why are pollinators important and why do they matter to me?

We have the answers in PDF format below - feel free to print and distribute during Pollinator Week.

GENERAL FACTS ABOUT POLLINATION

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POLLINATION FACTS FOR FARMERS & RANCHERS

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POLLINATION FACTS FOR GARDENERS

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POLLINATION FACTS FOR FOOD INDUSTRY

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POLLINATION FACTS FOR EDUCATORS & STUDENTS

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Just for Fun

FUN STUFF FOR KIDS

RECIPES THAT RELY ON POLLINATORS