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Tennessee Aquarium and TDOT partner to protect pollinators

Check out these local efforts to help protect and celebrate pollinators.

NOOGAtoday | Aquarium pollinator sign

Keep an eye out for these Pollinator Pathway signs.

Photo provided by Tennessee Aquarium

It’s Pollinator Week, an annual celebration that supports the contributions + health of pollinators like bees, butterflies, bats, and moths.

Many of these pollinators, like the monarch butterfly, have been declared as endangered species, with a drastic decline in population numbers.

The Tennessee Aquarium has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to raise awareness of pollinators’ importance + prevent other species from experiencing similar declines.

Enter: the Pollinator Pathway, a new self-guided experience at the aquarium’s plaza. Throughout the plaza, visitors can see permanent signage that describes pollinators’ behaviors, highlights unexpected pollinators + shows ways to make your home more pollinator-friendly.

Additionally, visitors can learn more about the aquarium’s involvement in the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) program — which is dedicated to monarch butterflies.

Check out other educational opportunities + activities being offered throughout Pollinator Week.

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