On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Google Doodle celebrated bees with an animated illustration and an interactive game.

 

Google Doodle celebrated bees with an animated illustration.

Google doodle marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 with an animated graphic and celebrated “our planet and one of its smallest, most critical organisms, the bee.” The special doodle features a bee hovering over green surroundings that represent nature.

Today’s Google doodle, in fact, also features an interactive game and you can play it by clicking on the button on the graphic. The doodle begins with an introduction about pollination in the backdrop of a fantastic animation as you click on the play button.

“Pollination by bees makes two-thirds of our world’s crops possible as well as 85 per cent of the world’s flowering plants,” it says. Bees are instrumental in the process of pollination or transferring pollen grains from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma.

The introduction is followed by the game wherein the user can make bees pollinate flowers by moving the mouse. Facts about bees are also displayed in between the game.

Screenshot from Google doodle.

The Google doodle art was led by Gerben Steenks, with engineering by Jacob Howcroft and Stephanie Gu.

“We hope people understand the importance of bees to the earth and to humanity. For those who want to take action, anyone can have a positive impact by growing pollen-producing plants,” the doodle team said.

Earth Day is celebrated annually across the world on April 22 to support environmental protection.

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