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Coding for Pollinators
May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.
This nearly invisible ecosystem service is a precious resource that requires attention and support – – and in disturbing evidence found around the globe, is increasingly in jeopardy
Join Random Hacks of Kindness Junior and Nannette Trinkaus to learn about the importance of pollinators and native plants to the health of the ecosystem Working with computer science mentors students will create prototype smartphone apps on this importance issue.
By creating apps focusing on the importance of pollinators participants will experience first hand how they can use technology to create positive change.
Nannette Trinkaus has devoted a significant amount of her time during the pandemic to learning about and researching pollinators and native plants. She has taken courses and attended many webinars regarding the importance of biodiversity in our yards. Nannette is passionate about sharing her knowledge of native plants and healthy ecosystems that promote nesting grounds and food for all our pollinators – plants are only part of the ecosystem if something is living in or eating them! She started a large pollinator garden in her front yard using native plants and has already seen more species of insects and birds returning to their natural habitat. She is also a member of several environmental organizations across the state.