Echo Bay Earth Ranger on a Mission

Echo Bay Earth Ranger on a Mission
Meet 8 year old Amara Beaudet of Echo Bay who is on a mission to Save the Bees and let people know why bees and other pollinators are so important to our food supply.

Happy customer at Amara's bake table.
Happy customer at Amara's bake table.
Amara and her mom Pauline have been planting a pollinator garden at home for 3 years. Last year they purchased seed packets to share with Amara’s classmates, so they could too.

This year Amara has accepted a mission to raise $500 to help Save the Bees, an Earth Ranger program to protect pollinators.   “Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, dedicated to educating children and their families about biodiversity, inspiring them to adopt sustainable behaviours and empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats.”

As a fundraiser for her mission Amara and her mom rented a table in the community hall during Echo Bay for Sale on Saturday and raised over $300 for Save the Bees selling homemade treats, like bee cookies, cupcakes, candy and lemonade.  

Amara’s mom contacted Stokes Seed Company and told them about her daughter’s mission. They generously donated enough wildflower seeds, so every student at the Echo Bay School could plant a pollinator garden of their own this year.

Amara says, “Cosmos and sunflowers are great flowers for your pollinator garden.” She planted giant sunflowers last summer, and the bees and birds were very happy that she did.

Amara knows a lot about bees. Did you know that 1 out of every 3 food items that Canadians eat has been pollinated? This is a pretty good reason to help the bees.

To learn more about pollinator programs in Canada check out www.pollinator.org or www.earthrangers.org