Pollinators by: Mia Libby
All of these pollinators are dying because of the use of pesticides, not enough flowers are planted, lastly colony collapse disorder. We are all capable of helping these little creatures, for them to help us.
Pollinators are dying because of the use of pesticides. People use pesticides to kill off any pests or disease carriers, such as spiders, mosquitoes, ticks, rats and mice. “People have used varieties of pesticides on their crops”(newsela.com) This is important to us because we need our food, to keep us safe and alive.
The importance of pollinators is they help pollinate our crops (fruits, vegetables). The pollinators do this by going flower to flower collecting pollen. “Pollinators create ⅓ of our food source”(tedtalk)
The consequence of losing our pollinators is we would have to pollinate by hand. This affects our environment because the crops wouldn't grow; we wouldn't have as much food. “People in China have to pollinate their flowers/crops by hand, toothbrush, or paintbrush(Ted Talk).
People are helping pollinators by planting flowers that the bees like and not using pesticides. Alternatives to Pesticides?- Colony Collapse Disorder- “is the phenomenon that occurs when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear and leave behind a queen.” “When people use/spray pesticides, that causes CCD- Colony Collapse Disorder.”(en.m.wikipedia.org)
At MMS we can plant flowers to attract the bees/pollinators. We at MMS ARE planting more and more flowers. “Our school is doing the Samantha Smith Challenge. To bring the world the food they need that comes from pollinators.”
In conclusion, pollinators are dying because of the use of pesticides, not enough flowers for the bees, and Colony Collapse Disorder. To fix this problem we can not use pesticides on our plants, and we can plant more flowers around town. At MMS we can help by planting flowers. We can help by not using pesticides. Lastly we can help by not killing the bees, all the bees want to do is protect their colony and the honey.