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Bees, Biodiversity and Me

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In this hands-on pre-recorded workshop, Lindsay Deely of Toodlelou Creativity Lab will take a look at the role of the the humble bumblebee in biodiversity. Preserving biodiversity is a big task, but there are things that we can all do, right in our own backyards to make a difference.

Lindsay will talk about the important things that bees do for us every day, how to become a citizen scientist and the simple things we can do to attract bees to our gardens. During the workshop she will show students how to make a home for solitary bees that will be crafted using simple items found at home, in school, the recycling bin and in nature.

Workshop Content

Workshop Preparation

In this workshop, Lindsay will guide your students through the subject matter and the crafting of a bee hotel during the workshop.

  1. Read or download the pre-engagement pack here which will give you an overview of the workshop and a list of items each child will need to create their bee hotel as part of the workshop
  2. Watch the introductory video below. You may wish to present this to your class to help prepare them for the workshop.

Workshop Video

In the full workshop video below, Lindsay will discuss biodiversity and guide students step by step in the crafting of their own bee hotel. You will prompted to pause the video to encourage class engagement.


Toodlelou Creativity Lab

Toodlelou Creativity Lab creates opportunities for young people to experience the magic of hands-on learning through workshops that explore ideas by creating, tinkering and experimenting. Lindsay Deely is a science communicator, creative and Mom, who strives to increase young people’s confidence in exploring ideas through a fail-forward approach to learning that incorporates art, crafts, creations and experiments and celebrates all participants’ creative abilities.


This is a pre-recorded video of the Toudleou Creativity Lab's workshop for children.