8th June 2018
Wheal Buzzy Project
Why not link the current #30DaysWild campaign with the local Wheal Buzzy Project.
The Wheal Buzzy Project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Cornwall AONB to place people at the heart of the conservation of the threatened species of solitary or mining bees in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The aim is to improve and enhance habitats for these threatened bees as well as deliver educational, training and health benefits for people in tandem.
They are looking to support schools and curriculum development in the following ways:
- They are offering up to 15 schools in part of West Penwith (Sennen/Zennor/St Just/St Ives/Madron), St Agnes, Perranuthnoe to Porthleven and North Cornwall (Boscastle/Tintagel) areas the opportunity to work with them to develop a School Grounds Pollinator Improvement Plan for their sites
- They are keen to support schools in delivering education on pollinators through school based talks across Cornwall from autumn 2018 through to spring 2020
- This will be supported by the development of a Solitary Bee Education Pack during 2019 for county-wide use
- Once the project delivers its first habitat improvements during this autumn and winter they will be offering a limited number of site visits for schools to learn about identifying solitary bees and about their habits and requirements. First priority will be given to schools based within the project areas, but they are keen to establish the level of interest across the county for this
For further information please get in touch with Chris Coldwell