Schedule of Events
Organization Fair & Activities | 11am–3pm
Stop by pollinator-centric booths from the Conservatory and participating organizations for activities, crafts, games and more. The full list of participating organizations is below.
Exploring Pollinators in the Garden | 11am & 1:30pm
Take a walk in the garden and observe bees in action. Led by Denise Ellsworth, the Program Director of Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education, OSU Extension.
Food Demonstration | 11am-3pm
Taste delicious foods made with ingredients that are only possible thanks to pollinators. Led by the Conservatory’s Sustainability Educator, Heather Bell.
Fort Hayes Student Band led by Jeff McGarish | 11am–3pm
Students from Columbus City School Fort Hayes will perform live music throughout the event.
Stinger from the Columbus Blue Jackets | 1-2pm
Greet the mascot of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Food Trucks | 11am-3pm
Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center/Center for Applied Plants | Bat Conservation International | The Bee Collective | The Bugman | Child Development Council of Franklin County | Central Ohio Beekeepers Association | Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks | Columbus GreenSpot | Columbus Recreation and Parks | Columbus Zoo & Aquarium | East Central Ohio Beekeepers Association | For All Species | Fort Hayes | Franklin County Master Gardeners Volunteers | Gahanna Herb Center | Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council | Grange Audobon Center | Greater Columbus Growing Coalition | Hinton Apiaries | Kiwanis Club of Columbus | Love Your Alley | Ohio History Connection | Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative | Ohio State Beekeepers Association | Ohio State University Extension | Ohio Wildlife Center | Red Bearded Honey Man | Scioto Gardens | Wild Hare Prairie Native Nursery | Wild Ones Columbus