Nebraska Game and Parks is hosting a ‘pollinator party’ on Saturday

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It was a day full of family fun at the Schramm State Park Recreation Center on Saturday, as kids and families learned about some important insects.

Nebraska Game and Parks hosted a pollinator party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The party featured indoor and outdoor booths and workshops all aimed at helping children of all ages better understand the impact of pollinators like bees, beetles and butterflies on the environment.

Some children were able to catch butterflies in the park’s community garden while others were able to see how honey is harvested.

Organizers say the aim is to engage children and spark curiosity.

“Pollination and pollinators, that’s a bit of a big word for kids and even for the public to understand something that’s confusing, it can be a confusing concept, so this event is really special because kids and Families can see what the pollination process is like firsthand,” said Jennifer Ruyle, outdoor education specialist at Nebraska Game and Parks.

This was the second year that the pollinator festival took place.

Organizers said overall attendance between this year and last had quadrupled.

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