“Living Lab” Adds Hive of Activity to Trail Lineup
With or without children, the bird blind at the Boston School Nature Trail has been buzzing with activity.
“There are a lot of things that can be taught with bees,” she said. “Functions and communities. Pollination. Life stages, and the anatomy of a honey bee” were all mentioned as part of the educational possibilities.
Bees can safely be observed through the clear glass walls of the observation hive. The bees come and go through a small tunnel in the bird blind’s wall that helps to keep them safely tucked away from physical contact while allowing them to be seen.
The school’s 21st Century Learning Center “Wild Activities Adventure Club” utilizes the bird blind for after-school activities. Plans call for the FFA chapter at Thomas Nelson High School to help maintain the hive.