Celebrate spring at the Pollinator Palooza

The community is invited to attend the second annual Pollinator Palooza event on Saturday, May 18, 2024, between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston Street. Free arts and crafts activities and educational programs will be available for participants of all ages to learn about the significance of pollinators!

“We’re thrilled to welcome new and returning community members to this fun family-friendly gathering,” said Recreation Manager Emily Fox. “We’ve built upon last year’s success and have partnered with incredible community groups to showcase the vital role of pollinators in everyday life.”

Get ready to buzz with excitement as participants explore the fascinating world of pollinators through a wide range of engaging and informative activities, including:

Creating bee wax candles
Learning about beekeeping while painting bee boxes
Constructing a seed ball to help our vital pollinators thrive
See native plants and register for a Milkweed plant giveaway
Attending pollinator story time and puppet theatre
Making sun prints, butterfly crafts, and chalk art
Meeting real-life pollinators
Making a mini bee house
Learning from a UC Master Gardens expert
Touring the City’s Cornucopia Community Garden
Participate in our community bike ride at 1:00 p.m.

This event is hosted by the City’s Parks & Recreation Department, with support from the Ventura Water Department, and Environmental Sustainability Division.

Community partners include Bike VC, Channel Islands Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, East Ventura Community Council, MiniNature Reserve, University of California Master Gardeners, Rincon-Vitova Insectaries Inc., Santa Monica Mountain Fund, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ventura Bee Rescue, and the Ventura Land Trust.

Find event details and more at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/Events.

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