Celebrate Ohio Pollinators Through Art

This art project is part of the
Celebrate Ohio Pollinators Week
June 19-26, 2016 

Pollinator Stewardship Council collaborated with Mrs. Char Tabata of King Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio seeking the fifth graders’ artistic celebration of pollinators.  Michele Colopy, Program Director of the Council gave a presentation to the students as part of an end-of-year science project.  The children also took a field trip to a bee yard to talk with a beekeeper, and see her bee hives.

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Michele Colopy (L), Program Director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council,  with the King CLC students (Josh Ledbetter, Aiden Creager, Moriah Endris, Abby Mangiafico, Natalie Sutek, Ashley Reed, Caiden King, Lucy Lerew, Max Winslow, Vianca Domke) and their teacher, Mrs. Char Tabata (R) who submitted art for Celebrate Ohio Pollinators Week June 19-26.


The students submitted drawings, power point slide shows, and a stop action video.  The art submissions were juried by Christine Gorbach, a thirty-year art educator, Elliot Marks, a graduate of Kent State University in Graphic Design, and Claire Marks, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art in Printmaking.  The awards were presented June 2, 2016 at King Community Learning Center.

First place was awarded to Josh Ledbetter for his presentation “The True Buzz On What’s Happening to Bees.” 

Second place was awarded to Abby Mangiafico for her drawing “Bee Mindful.”

Third place was awarded to Vianca Domke for her drawing titled, “Bee Wise.”

Two honorable mentions were given to Maximillian Winslow and Lucy Lerew for recognizing the challenge of creating a stop action video, and for their call to action to their peers.


To view the other artistic contributions, select an artist’s name below:

Ashley Reed

Aiden Creager

Natalie Sutek

Caiden King

Moriah Endris


This art project is part of the Celebrate Ohio Pollinators Week, June 19-26, 2016.  Pollinator Stewardship Council in collaboration with Ohio State Beekeepers Association developed a Celebration of Ohio Pollinators as part of National Pollinator Week June 19-26, 2016.  Sponsored by an Ohio company, Scott’s Miracle GRO, and featuring event partners the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden, and the Charity A. Krueger Farm Discovery Center at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, it promises to be a week of celebration, education, and fun about honey bees and native pollinators.

The art submitted reflects the viewpoint of the artists to educate their fifth grade peers of the “four ‘p’s” affecting pollinator health: pesticides, pests, pathogens, and poor forage. All art is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without the permission of the Pollinator Stewardship Council and the artist.

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