Bringing together science and Indigenous philosophies to transform your yard (or outdoor space) into a refuge for pollinators.
We are excited to share that our project was selected by UpLink - The World Economic Forum as one of the 15 initiatives worldwide that are helping regenerate biodiversity in the cities.
Thanks to the pollinator refuges made by people like you, we are currently helping more than 72 species of pollinators and birds.
To increase our impact, we've now gone global. You can know join the global pilot from wherever you are in the world!
we can have a positive impact on nature, we've just forgotten how to.
Nowadays it seems like the only actions we can take to help the environment are limited to diminishing our negative impact:
Using less plastic.
Reusing things to generate less waste
Ride a bike to work.
This is all important. But do you ever fill that these actions don't fulfill your desire to help the planet? Do you feel that there must be something you can do to help regenerate the planet, to help other species?
the good news is you can help Nature regenerate
Take a look at this image:
The reality is, every person has the capacity to help native bees, bumblebees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
The problem is we are so disconnected from Nature that often times we don't even know which species of pollinators share the city with us, which ones are struggling, or what do they need to survive.
join the movement! we can help you create a habitat for pollinators and birds in your home.
Pollinator Resorts is a guided online program that offers you a roadmap for transforming your space into a habitat for pollinators...in as little as six weeks! This habitat is like a 5 star hotel where these species get to relax from the hardships of the city.
To make a meaningful difference in the conservation of Nature, you will learn from both Indigenous experts and conservation scientists.
Our program will change the way in which you relate to Nature. You will learn principles Indigenous communities have used for thousands of years to give back to Nature.
even the smallest space counts!
“I don't have much space: I have a shared terrace and a balcony and thanks to this program I now have native bees, hummingbirds, goldfinches, ladybugs and butterflies constantly arriving."
-Natalia Cárdenas, professional dancer.
“This has been the thing I've enjoyed learning the most.
If everybody took this course the world would be different.”
-Gabriela Guzmán, accountant.
how does it work?
Our program is composed of three elements that complement each other:
Flexible online course
You will find a workbook, video-tutorials,, guides, plans and much more material tp guide you step by step to create your habitat. You choose your pace and time to review the content. You can watch it on your computer, tablet or phone.
One year follow-up
As you put the online course into practice, a team of experts answer your questions, give you feedback on how to improve and help you identify all the species that visit your space. We are here for you an entire year.
By the end of the year we will help you estimate the ecological impact your Pollinator Resort is having! You will have a list of the species benefited by your efforts, and crucial information about them.
this could be you:
"This program brought joy to our lives."
-Erika Flourny, translator.
"The best program, now my rooftop is full of life!"
-Aylin Carmona, travel agent.
"Generating a community of species feels very nice. It's like my other family."
-Natalia Cárdenas, professional dancer.
look at some of the pictures taken by our participants:
Caterpillar of black swallowtail.
Metalic orchid bee.
by the end of the program you:
Will be contributing to the conservation of pollinators and birds.
Will be in tune with the Natural cycles of non-human species that live in the cities.
Will connect with the pollinators and birds that visit your space.
but this is not all! you will also contribute to generate crucial research!
Because you will be working directly with scientist and Indigenous experts, what you observe in your yard or outdoor space will become crucial data for understanding how to take better care of urban pollinators.
This will ultimately help inform better public policies around green spaces within cities.
what participants are saying
"Since I started this program I've seen new species of bees and butterflies in my space. This makes me very happy."
-Daniel Alberto, architecture student.
"I never imagined this program could be so great. It is a jewel"
-Deyanira R.A., entrepreneur.
When you sign up you get
Instant access: to our online course so you can build your Pollinator Resort in as little as 6 weeks.
Flexibility: you can advance at your own pace. We don’t want you to rush but to enjoy every step of the program!
One-year follow up: by experts so you can feel confident with every move you make to set up your habitat for pollinators.
Accountability: you set your own goals and we check up periodically to see how you are doing.
Don't drown in a see of (miss)information
If you look for how to help pollinators you will be slammed by an ocean of information.
Unfortunately, it can be overwhealming to distinguish the science-driven information from the well-intended - yet inaccurate - advice, as well as knowing where to start.
Let us help you! Our program is designed to give you a roadmap with the information you need to create a successful habitat. Nothing more, nothing less.
Every piece of information in the program is carefully selected by our team of scientists and Indigenous experts so you can be certain that you won't be spending time and effort working towards the wrong idea.
Our Participants' experience:
"This course translates really complex scientific information into applicable concepts that are really easy to understand."
-Jenn Murillo, landscape designer.
“I learned so much more than I originally imagined and I realized it is easy to help other species.”
-René García, linguist.
Our program will prevent you from buying things that don't work or that you don't need. More importantly, you will learn to recognize which products are good for pollinators and which ones can harm them.
An example of this are insect hotels. Stay away from them! Native bees need to be away from predators like spiders or beetles. They should not be sharing a home.
What Our Participants Say about this:
"The program itself cost me less than a bee hotel I was planning on buying. It was really beautiful but thanks to this program I learned that it was not suitable for the species of bees that visit my space."
-Daniel Alberto, architecture student.
"This program saved me from buying the wrong plants. I was about to purchase lots of lavender plants, but I learned they are not the ones you need for helping the pollinators in North America."
-Mónica Montañés, excecutive.
meet the wonderful team of women that will guide you step by step
Monica Yadeun, PhD
Founder, director and science facilitator.
Monica is a wildlife veterinarian, has a master's in science and a PhD in education. After collaborating in wildlife conservation programs across the world, she noticed a need to do conservation in a different way. For her PhD, she designed a pedagogy that brings together scientists, Indigenous experts and everyday people. This pedagogy gave origin to The Pollinator Movement.
Sandra Gutiérrez, PhD
Sandra is a P’urhépecha woman, originally from the Indigenous Community of Huecorio, Michoacán, Mexico. She has a Ph.D. in Native American and Indian Studies from the University of California, Davis. She is the coordinator of Radio Uekorheni, a community media outlet located in Lake Pátzcuaro, in Michoacán, where they have implemented conservation and environmental education workshops focused on children.
Gris Juárez-López, PhD
Gris is originally from San Pablo Villa de Mitla, a Zapotec community in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca. She has a doctorate in Sciences in Conservation and Use of Natural Resources / IPN-CIIDIR Oaxaca. Postdoctoral fellow at ECOSUR Campeche. Her research focuses on the study of campesino strategies, food sovereignty and sustainable rural development in communities surrounding the Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve, Campeche, Mexico.
Mary Reyes, PhD
Ñu Saavi facilitator.
Mari is Ñu Saavi and is originally from the state of Oaxaca. She has a doctorate in Sciences in Conservation and Use of Natural Resources. Currently, she is a teacher, researcher and collaborates in the development of mixed methodologies. Her objective is to contribute to a better human-nature relationship, from the point of view of native peoples and, especially, from their experience as a woman in science.
Nancy is originally from the Ayuujk community of Santa María Tlahuitoltepec, in Oaxaca. She is currently studying a bachelors’ in Territory and Community Well-living. Her interest in the rights of Indigenous peoples, specially Indigenous women, led her to co-found the "Colectivo ääts, spinning paths", an intergenerational collective of embroiderers and weavers for the protection of the textile art of Tlahuitoltepec.
Citizen science support
Isa is studying a bachelors' degree in biology with the purpose of working in ecology and environmental management. Since she was a child, her fascination with nature was notorious, but this turned into concern when she realized that the biosphere was in danger. Therefore, helping Nature became her life goal.
Yara is an internationalist and is currently undertaking a Masters' in Economic Development and International Cooperation. Interested in the intersection between Nature and human rights, she has worked to make visible and solve the problems of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation. Her approach to environmental issues is based on class consciousness, recognizing the contributions of indigenous nations and going beyond anthropocentrism.
JOIN THE PILOT
To make sure you have everything you need we provide you with:
A flexible online course with:
26 video-tutorials to guide you step by step on how to build a habitat.
Insights to strategies Indigenous communities have used for centuries to solve major environmental challenges.
Practical exercises to connect with Nature through Indigenous philosophies.
Fillable worksheets to help you plan your habitat.
Checklists to keep track of your practical progress.
Fun practical challenges to help you build your habitat.
Guides with practical tips.
Blueprints for building refuges for different pollinators.
One year of support by our team of experts.
Guidance to help you identify the species that visit your yard.
An impact report to measure the ecological impact of your habitat after one year.
only 99 USD
That is only $8.25 a month!
Prices will go up after the pilot.
Your investment helps us offer scholarships for impoverished cities and neighbourhoods in Mexico.
money back guarantee:
If you finish the course, apply everything you learned and still see no difference, we will reimburse you your investment.
key dates and how to join:
Enrolment for the pilot:
You can enrol during March and April
To offer you a better follow up throughout the year we have limited spaces.
Beginning of the pilot:
Content will be up starting April 18th. Because it is flexible, you can start anytime after this date.
Which countries are covered in the program?
You can be anywhere in the world. This program is not a size fits all so you will build a habitat according to the species present in your country.
How much time do I need to complete the program?
You need a minimum of 2 hours per week (during six weeks) to complete the program. You choose how much time you want to dedicate to the program as many of the activities involve being in your yard or outdoor space paying attention to what is happening around you.
I’m worried I won’t have time to finish in 7-weeks! Do I need to follow this timeline or can I go at my own pace?
You’ll have lifetime access to the program so make sure to go at your own pace. We want you to have the best experience.
How will the content be delivered?
You will gain access to an online portal where you can revise the contents at your own pace.
I’m not tech-savvy, are the platform and private community difficult to use?
Fear not! Our youngest participant is 13 and our wisest participant is 70. Navigating the course and getting 1:1 support is really easy!
I don’t have a lot of time, how much time will I need to set aside each week for the content?
This can vary from participant to participant to participant. Some participants binge-watch the whole course and some participants enjoy going at a slower pace and rewatching many of the videos. We recommend setting apart 2.5 hours per week. More importantly, we recommend you form a habit of spending time observing Nature in your yard every day. Connecting with Nature is life-changing!