By the end of this school year, eight English Montreal School Board (EMSB) Elementary Schools, including Gerald McShane, Hampstead, Michelangelo International, Nesbitt, and St. Gabriel, and nine High Schools will have beehives installed by Alvéole, The Urban Beekeeping Company. The project is a unique initiative begun by Travis Hall, Career Development Consultant with Educational and Technology Services (ETS), after he was approached by teachers asking how to increase student awareness of urban careers related to the environment. After significant research, Mr. Hall discovered urban beekeeping as a novel way to teach students about biology, agriculture, ecology, nutrition, and entrepreneurship in a hands-on manner.
To read more about the initiative, check out the article in the Touching B.A.S.E. Spring 2017 newspaper and watch the video below!