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Butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies!

Students from JK to Grade 3 at 28 elementary schools (representing 68 classes) are learning about butterflies. In fact, they are watching the entire life cycle of the painted lady caterpillar—from the larvae stage through to emerging as a butterfly.

Schools received the caterpillar/butterfly kits in mid-May. Since then, students have been learning through the Understanding Life Systems strand of The Ontario Curriculum. They have discovered what happens during the nurturing and care of the caterpillars as they grow, change during the chrysalis formation and observe butterflies emerge.

A mass release of painted lady butterflies will take place on Friday, June 6, 2014. Some schools have already released their butterflies due to them being ready early.

The following schools are participating:

  1. Bayside Public School
  2. Bird’s Creek Public School
  3. Breadner Elementary School
  4. College Street Public School
  5. Deseronto Public School
  6. Earl Prentice Public School
  7. Foxboro Public School
  8. Frankford Public School
  9. Harmony Public School
  10. Harry J. Clarke Public School
  11. Hermon Public School
  12. Hillcrest School
  13. Madoc Township Public School
  14. Massassaga-Rednersville Public School
  15. Maynooth Public School
  16. Park Dale School
  17. Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School
  18. Prince of Wales Public School
  19. Queen Elizabeth Public School (Trenton)
  20. Queen Elizabeth School (Belleville)
  21. Queen Elizabeth School (Picton)
  22. Queen Victoria School
  23. Sir John A. Macdonald School
  24. Stirling Public School
  25. Tweed Elementary School
  26. Tyendinaga Public School
  27. V.P. Carswell Elementary School
  28. 28. York River Public School

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: June 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm