Butterflies Project 2017-06-22T16:14:08+00:00

Flight of the Butterflies and Climate Change

Using the butterfly as an indicator species calling us to walk lightly on the earth, we partnered with local elementary schools on the “Flight of the Butterflies and Climate Change”, a project to engage students in learning activities to understand the human “footprint” on Earth and their connection to climate change. The human impact on Earth’s ecosystems ranges from small local changes in animal habitat to dramatic disruption with import on the survival and diversity of species (biodiversity).

Learning about the amazing migration of the Monarch butterflies and their vital role in Earth and human history, students began to recognize their own connection within the web of life. Students were challenged to accept their role as the next generation of citizen stewards of the Earth.

Other previous projects
Baby Elephant Project
What’s the Bzz? Project

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” ~Hans Christian Andersen

2014 Participating Schools:

Arborwood, Monroe
Carleton Christian Co-Op, Carleton
Central Elementary, Erie
Chase Elementary, Toledo
Dundee Middle, Dundee
Ida Elementary, Ida
St Patrick School, Carleton
St Charles School, Newport
Sodt Elementary, Frenchtown
Ritter Elementary, S Rockwood
Manor Elementary, Monroe
Monroe Middle School, Monroe
North Elementary, Newport
Summerfield Elementary, Petersburg