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Teaching with a Butterfly Garden

monarchButterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet and can be extremely useful when teaching about nature and science! Join ENC Horticulture manager Hilary Mills and ENC Butterfly Wrangler Leslie Helliwell to learn all about planting a butterfly garden and how to use it to teach science concepts to your students! Creating a garden for butterflies can help teach a million and one science concepts to kids, including metamorphosis (grade 2) and plant parts (grade 1).

pale_swallowtail_butterfly_on_a_monardella_squareDuring this program teachers will hear about the many characteristics and needs of locally native host and nectar plants, and which butterflies (or birds!) are attracted to which plant. Throughout this fun filled afternoon you will also learn many entertaining and engaging, hands-on activities to teach children about science and nature. These activities will show how science standards can be applied to activities in the garden environment.

PalosVerdesBlue on DeerweedCome to learn all you can about butterflies and habitat gardening for butterflies! Everyone is invited who wants to be a better educator from classroom teachers, to scout leaders to parents!

Join us for Excellent Educators Series: Butterfly Gardens on March 10, 2016 from 3:30 pm to 6 pm at the Environmental Nature Center. RSVP at encenter.org $6. Free for members. – Kyle Hardenburg, ENC Communications Intern


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