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