Observe Pollinators and The Great Sunflower Project at Springton Manor Farm

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EXTON, PA — Join the Chester County Library, Chester County Parks and Preservation, and the Friends of Springton Manor Farm for “Observing Pollinators” in the Pollinator Garden at Springton Manor Farm County Park on Saturday, August 27th from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Learn about the importance of pollinators and use the Citizen Science kits – made available by the library, to make hands-on observations and identify pollinators and the plants they are frequenting. The Great Sunflower Project is the largest citizen science project focused on pollinators, with over 100,000 participants and counting. Volunteers are asked to find any plant (like a sunflower), observe it for five or more minutes, record all pollinators (like bees or butterflies) that visit, and report the data online. This project helps identify where pollinators are declining and determine how we can help improve their habitats. Humankind needs pollinators as they help produce more than one-third of our food!

We ask that all participants gather at Springton Manor Farm located at 860 Springton Rd. Glenmoore, PA 19343 (in the upper parking lot), and from there it will be a short walk to the Pollinator Garden.

Learn about the SciStarter Citizen Science Project Kits available to check out at Chester County Library and how you can help make a difference by participating in this and many other projects like it. You may also wish to register for SciStarters Citizen Science at www.SciStarter.org prior to the program. Observations are submitted online.

Register here for this program. This event supports PA Forward® Civic and Social Literacies.

Observing Pollinators

The mission of the Chester County and Henrietta Hankin Branch Libraries is to provide informational, educational, and cultural services to the residents of Chester County so that they may be lifelong learners. Chester County Library & District Center is located at 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA. For hours or more information, visit our website at www.chescolibraries.org.

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