What is Polli:Bright


Deriva da un adattamento del progetto inglese Polli:Nation, sviluppato dal team di OPAL (Imperial College) e dall’associazione Learning Through Landscapes e verrà lanciato nel corso di Bright 2018.

Tutti e tre gli atenei toscani sono partner del progetto, oltre al Museo di Storia Naturale della Maremma (Grosseto). Nel corso di Bright 2018 in ognuna delle città coinvolte (Firenze, Siena, Pisa, Grosseto) verrà promosso il progetto distribuendo brochure, mostrando un video realizzato appositamente per l’evento, esponendo pannelli informativi e dando la possibilità all’utenza di costruire un bug-hotel, al fine di far comprendere l’importanza del fenomeno dell’impollinazione.

It is a participatory science project, dedicated to Tuscan students to learn about the fundamental role of pollinating insects.


It will take place in the winter of 2018 – 2019, and will involve three classes for each city: a 4th or 5th grade, a first grade secondary school class and a 2nd grade secondary school class.


In spring 2019 field surveys will be carried out (at the botanical gardens of the three universities and at a public park in Grosseto) by the students of the classes selected for each city.

At school, students will then have to rearrange and merge the collected data and insert them into the online format. In summer 2019 the collected data will be analyzed and the final report will be drawn up; the results obtained from the realization of the first edition of Polli: Bright will be presented at BRIGHT 2019.

What does Polli:Bright?

It offers the opportunity to learn more about pollinating insects,
Help researchers to understand the conservation status of pollinators in Tuscany,
He will try to find out if changes in the study area have positive effects on the presence of useful insects.