NTAE: Pollen Power Feature Story

Publication Description

“Pollinator Superheroes” is an animated series created by the National Pesticide Safety Education Center and its partners for Native American elementary students in Nebraska and Oklahoma—not only to inspire them to identify and protect bees, bats, and butterflies but to reinforce to them that their actions, cultures, and native languages matter. This publication describes the series and how multiple partners collaborated to create it.

The publication is excerpted from the New Technologies for Ag Extension 2022-2023 Yearbook, which documents dozens of projects funded through the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) program. NTAE is a cooperative agreement between USDA NIFA, Oklahoma State University, and the Extension Foundation. The goal of the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) grant is to incubate, accelerate, and expand promising work that will increase the impact of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in the communities it serves, and provide models that can be adopted or adapted by Extension teams across the nation.

Land-Grant Institution

National Pesticide Safety Education Center

Nebraska Indian Community College

Pawnee Nation College

Prairie View A&M


Content Contributors:

Kara Maddox, karamaddox@npsec.us, National Pesticide Safety Education Center 

Michael Oltrogge. Nebraska Indian Community College 

Michael Burgess. Pawnee Nation College 

Carolyn Williams, Prairie View A&M University 

Nathan Hermond, Prairie View A&M University 

Braden Kobeski, KJMdigital 

Ed Spevak, Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation

Publication Audience
Cooperative Extension
Publication Type
Publication Date
October 6th, 2023
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