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Pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower by pollinating animals. Wind pollination also occurs but only with some species of plants. The act of pollination fertilizes an egg which then produces a fruiting body which usually surrounds some type of seed which is used for producing the next generation of the food we and other organisms eat.
Worldwide, roughly 1,000 plants need to be pollinated by animals in order to produce the goods on which we depend, including plants grown for:
Foods and beverages produced with the help of pollinators include:
In the United States, pollination by honey bees, native bees, and other insects produces $40 billion worth of products annually.
A plant upon which an organism (such as an insect) lodges and subsists, i.e. The plant that the butterfly will lay its egg on and the caterpillar will later eat. Examples of host relationships are:
Yes. Students who are at least 14 years old and in high school may volunteer with the permission of their parent/guardian. Students under the age of 14 or not yet in high school may volunteer with a parent/guardian or other authorized adult.
Yes. Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, charitable organization.
A letter of verification, detailing the number of hours worked and the tasks completed, will be provided upon completion of service hours. If you have a form that we need to complete, please make sure to bring it with you.
Community service volunteers may be asked to perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:
Seasonally, additional opportunities are available for high school students.
We work outdoors year-round, even in less than ideal weather. However, in the case of lightning, heavy rain, excessive heat or cold, or icy conditions, volunteers will be inside.
Absolutely. You will need to let staff know when you'll be leaving for lunch and you'll need to check in again when you return. As you schedule your hours, please keep in mind that lunch breaks are not counted toward your service hours.
In general, clothing should be modest, neat, well-fitting and inoffensive. Due to the nature of outdoor work, community service volunteers may wear moderately worn clothing. The Director shall be the final judge as to the appropriateness, neatness, and cleanliness of the apparel, or whether or not the apparel is disruptive, distracting, unsafe, or in violation of the dress code. Exceptions may be granted based on the work being performed.