Build A Bee Bath

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In this activity, learners use found natural materials to create a water haven for bees and other insects. Appropriate for any age, learners spend time in nature constructing a bath for other organisms and considering why this might be important to provide. Activity includes step-by-step instructions.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Small to medium reusable container, like an old Tupperware container
  • Rocks, small twigs, bark – sized to fit in your container
  • Water


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Discovery At Home


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