art project of the Orange Regional Museum, ‘Pollinators’ opens to the public | Daily Central West


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The Orange Regional Museum and the Orange Regional Gallery have joined forces with many public primary schools in the region to highlight biodiversity in a project called “Pollinators”. “Pollinators” is a creative art and environmental education project that explores the behavior of pollinating insects, birds, bats and other small mammals, and the crucial role they play in maintaining biodiversity and human health. The project concludes with an exhibition featuring works of art by thousands of local students, which will be on display at the Orange Regional Museum from March 20 to May 9. To launch the “Pollinators” project in 2021, the museum and gallery teams prepared models of artistic creation. and an educational kit, which were distributed to participating schools in and around Orange at the start of the school year. The educational kit aimed to introduce children to pollination and plant biology as well as to the identification of local plants and animals which pollinate them. The children also learned about the crucial role pollinators play in our lives. The art activity saw children paint thousands of wings that represent four native pollinating animals found in the Orange region – the Australian Painted Lady butterfly, the blue-banded bee, the gray-headed flying fox and the red acacia. Orange Regional Museum Director Dr Mary-Elizabeth Andrews said the wings were installed at the museum to create a colorful collaborative ‘swarm’ as part of the exhibit. “The exhibit will also include educational panels designed for children and families, as well as a pollination game that encourages young people to identify local plant species and the animals that pollinate them,” said Dr Andrews. “Kids can also learn what they can do in their own backyards to encourage pollinating animals and leave their thoughts on the interactive apple tree.” Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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