Children can learn much about the natural world by studying the life cycles of butterflies and planting a garden that attracts them and other pollinators. In this series of three indoor and outdoor classes, children and parents will learn all about the lives of the monarch and other butterflies, the plants and flowers they need to survive, and how to grow a garden that will help them thrive.
This series is designed for families with home schooled children in grades 1 through 6. Only 1 adult must accompany each child during this program as space is limited. Please note that we cannot accommodate any children who are not currently in first grade. This includes the younger siblings of any registered participant as well as any toddlers or babies in arms, carriers, slings, or strollers.
(Classes meet from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Thursday, April 13: Students will be introduced to the Butterfly life cycle and the concepts of nectar and host plants and native plants for butterfly gardens will be introduced.
Thursday, May 11: How to create a butterfly garden including sun, soil, water, site planning, garden design with nectar and host plants.
Thursday, June 22: Meadow walk for butterfly observation and pollinator discovery.
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Duke Farms serves as a leader of environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region.