Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and Kiltiernan National School present Bee Loud.
Kiltiernan National School in partnership with artist Veronika Straberger commenced the Bee Loud project in September 2019 to develop an appreciation of the amazing life of bees, about how over 250,000 species of flowering plants depend on bees for pollination, their steady decline, and the ways in which we could help to preserve and expand biodiverse habitats. The title of the project was inspired by a poem by WB Yeats who is associated with nearby Coole and Thoor Ballylee.
The project seeks to build awareness within our school community, and beyond, of the importance of conserving and protecting bees. Ultimately the staff and children plan to use the knowledge gained to ‘bee loud’ environmental ambassadors and to advocate for the conservation of hedgerows and wildflowers in our local community and to positively impact on local environmental policies and projects.
The Bee Loud project has brought together a strong interdisciplinary creative of artists, environmentalists and local community activists and the work of the project including short film, photographs, poetry and artwork will all be presented in the Bee Loud Virtual Exhibition from 30 April.