As part of their Science studies, students in Early Childhood through second grade followed the metamorphosis of monarch butterflies. Children first collected caterpillars from around the Lower School campus and brought them back to their classrooms (where they received such distinguished names as Nibbles). They fed them milkweed, which grows in abundance around the school, thanks to plantings by the students last year, and were able to watch their beautiful transformation to adulthood firsthand.
The students were excited when their butterflies hatched. They had a great time releasing them in the Peace Garden, where, according to Lower School Science teacher Bryan Smith, “they will feed on wildflowers to get ready for their big trip south.”