Stu­dents re­lease but­ter­flies with se­niors

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE -

Green­tree School Grade three stu­dent Gage Poland shows off one of the nur­tured but­ter­flies on a pop­si­cle stick to res­i­dents at the Sun­shine Lodge on June 20. The Grade 3 class has re­cently learned about the life cy­cle through the in­sect’s ex­pe­ri­ence and went to the lodge to get in­volved in the com­mu­nity. “One of the ob­jec­tives is to ob­serve the life cy­cle of an an­i­mal,” said Grade three teacher Penny Mes­som. “Ear­lier in the year we hatched chicken eggs with an in­cu­ba­tor and then we got cater­pil­lars in May to watch the process of me­ta­mor­pho­sis.” Each stu­dent was able to have their own cater­pil­lar sit on their desk in a con­tainer for the three week pe­riod.

mailphoto by Terri Hux­ley

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