Every year on the 20th of May, the World Bee Day is celebrated in order to underline the importance of bees for humanity and bring attention to the protection of bees as well as other pollination species. In this context the project “Smile at nature – save the bee” was implemented by PEDAM in order to develop bee-based trades in Moldova. The aim of this project was to raise awareness among students on the importance of environmental protection and the conservation of bees and other pollination species in order to protect the ecosystem.

Throughout the project, 50 beehives were distributed to ten schools in the country with the objective to disseminate the knowledge on the role of bees and other pollination species for human life. Pupils have decorated these beehives according to colour and ecological requirements, which were then installed at educational aperies that the students could visit. In addition, a number of seminars on environmental protection were organised for the pupils. In total, 35 schools with 15,000 participants are involved in this project.

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Education, Environment

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UNESCO, Green Nations and the National Commission of the Republic of Moldova, HOPE'87