Skip to main content

U.S. Forest Service

Teacher Resources

Banner: Watch your classroom bloom with ideas!

Children doing a pollinators activity with a teacher.

Monarch Butterfly Teacher and Student Resources

Monarch Butterfly

The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is among the most recognized, studied, and loved of all of North America’s insects. The Monarch Butterfly in North America on Celebrating Wildflowers is a gateway to news, information, activities, and resources about the biology and conservation of this fascinating insect. These web pages include a Monarch Butterfly Teacher and Student Resources web page that includes manuals, activities, and links to educational resources about the monarch butterfly.

National Gardening Association's Logo

The National Gardening Association's mission is to promote home, school, and community gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connections between people, plants and the environment. is a resource of the National Gardening Association to make available free educational plant-based materials, grants, and resources that speak to young minds, educators, youth and community organizations, and the general gardening public in five core areas: education, health and wellness, environmental stewardship, community development, and home gardening.


Pollinator Partnership

Pollinator Partnership logo.

The Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and theEcoregional Planting Guides. The Pollinator Partnership provides numerous educational resources and events to foster an understanding and relationship with our valuable pollinators.

Visit the Pollinator Partnership website…

Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum

The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.

Visit the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum website…

Bee on a flower.

bat in flight.

magnolia blossom.

hummingbird flying up to flowers.

butterfly on a flower.






Pollinator Mania Earth Day Event 2013

Plastic flower used in Pollinator Mania game.

Posted August 7, 2013

The playground is buzzing with running and laughing children. One group of kids is slowing down and shouting, “We need more nectar, we're dying!”

On the 26th of April, the Philipsburg School [Montana] held an Earth Day event and students participated in informative pollinator programs, one of which was the game, Pollinator Mania.

Read more about Pollinator Mania (PDF, 457 KB)…