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Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies

Duke Farms

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, August 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies

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Each fall, monarch butterflies from the U.S. and Canada begin a 2,000 mile migration to Mexico; in following spring, their great grandchildren return.  'Teaching and Learning With Monarch Butterflies' is a two-day workshop combining classroom and field experiences where participants are taught by a team of experienced educators that provide participants with the knowledge, skills, materials and confidence to raise monarchs on their own. 

This workshop enables pre-K through 12th grade educators to teach essential skills in literacy, math, science, geography, technology, Spanish, the arts and social studies… through the captivating story of monarchs (but isn’t limited to educators). 

Each participant receives: Hands-on instruction by experienced teachers; Rearing cages, books, posters, DVDs and other essential materials; Strategies for creating butterfly gardens; Activities for any subject area; Proven models for engaging community support; On-going support.  

Class Schedule:

 

Thursday, August 4

 

8:00-8:30                             Feed Butterflies

 

8:30-9:00                               Door prizes; Introductions; workshop buddies

 

9:00-9:45                               Introduction to the Monarch/Milkweed/MTN story                  

 

9:45-11:00                            Life Cycle Stations/Break

 

11:00-11:15                          Journeys and Transformations DVD (1st half)

 

11:15-12:15                          Rearing cages, holding cages activity

 

12:15-12:45                          Lunch

 

12:45-1:15                            Care and Feeding of Monarchs

 

1:15-2:00                               Milkweed Community/Gardens

 

1:45-2:30                               Gardens/Duke Farms

 

2:30-4:00                               Field Trip

 

Friday, August 4

 

8:00-8:30                             Feed Butterflies

 

8:30-9:00                              Morning activity and door prizes

 

9:00-10:15                            Sharing session, classroom activities

 

10:15-12:00                          Tagging and releasing Monarchs

 

11:45-12:00                          Journeys and Transformations DVD (2nd half) [fellowships]

 

12:00-12:30                          Lunch

 

12:30-1:15                            Migration Games                

 

1:15-2:15                               Learning activities

 

2:15-3:15                               Native Plant Greenhouse

 

3:15-3:30                               Wider connections (Voices project, etc)       

3:30-4:00                             Wrap-up… evaluations… certificates…thank you

Have questions about Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies? Contact Duke Farms

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Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Pkwy W
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, August 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Duke Farms

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. 

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