The future of pollination

Our Year 8 girls are very excited to be working with Associate Professor Karin Nordström from Flinders University. Professor Nordström will be helping our girls understand pollinator choice in the face of declining bee populations. Professor Nordström will be guiding our girls to undertake an experiment she recently had published in the USA. The girls will be determining factors that affect the choices a pollinator makes by designing artificial flowers (lures) with different flora cues. The lures will be tested at Seymour College where the girls will gather data and interpret the results – possibly contributing to international research.

Prof Nordström’s research:ömPollinatorChoiceSC