Saving Bees Between Homework Assignments and Dance Lessons
Written By: Agata Gutkowska, JGI Canada volunteer
Category: Youth Power
Last year, Ashley’s passion for nature led her to the Jane Goodall Institute, where she was one of 30 high school students chosen to participate in the Launch + Link Program. Each student was given one difficult task: to take on a 10-month project related to conservation. Ashley’s topic of choice: bees.
Ashley explains, “One in three bites you take have been pollinated by bees. Einstein predicted that if bees died, humans would have only four years to live.” Sadly, bees are dying — an increase in pesticide use and a decrease in habitat are causing bees to disappear in large numbers, threatening the existence of Earth’s fruits and vegetables.
"One in three bites you take have been pollinated by bees."