All about Bees

Learn about how pollination and how bees help the environment 

A world without Bees?

Find out why bees are now endangered and what we might do to protect them. image of modern tiny home

Ideate and Create

Create a model Pollinator Pathway that spans NYC to support the bees.

Presented by:

Susie Klein, 

artist, organic landscape designer

J. Barnet Toad

The Background: Bees, plants, pollen and the problem

Your Challenge: Designing a Pollinator Pathway across a city

Get course materials

Connectors Set - Jumbo

Need Characters?

Adorn your design and bring it to life with plants and city critters. Drag image onto your desktop, print, color and cut out. The 3-way connectors make a perfect stand. Just back the paper with a wedge of corrugated to secure the paper. 

How to submit


1. Send photos of project plus any sketches, brainstorming ideas, work in progress. Even "mess-ups" are great for sharing! 

2. Include written description or drawings if available

3. Video presentation with link to youtube or vimeo 

 * any photo/video with child needs signed release (drag onto desktop, fill out and return photo of signed document) 

5. Share your post on Facebook and/or instagram with tags @3duxdesign , @billionboxproject , @3duxuniversity 


Inspiration - An Urban Oasis

When given a new project, cofounders of J. Barney Toad, Susie and Kathy use their imagination (and a pencil) to ideate possibilities for the space.

They then design a solution based on their understanding of how people, animals and nature might interact in a space. 

They then create an environment that all can enjoy, using natural materials to soften this urban space and support pollinators like bees, birds and butterflies.  

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