Monarch Release

Monarch Release
Posted on 09/29/2017
Over the course of the first month of school, Mrs. Banks and Ms. Dancy-Jones' science classes participated in a citizen science project through MonarchWatch.org. Students raised monarch butterflies and tagged them to help Monarch Watch track their migration patterns.

The program is part of a landscape restoration project called Bring Back the Monarchs and the Monarch Waystation Project.

On Thursday, September 28, the classes completed the final step of their project, the first annual Erwin Monarch Release, at the Pollinator Garden at the top of the student parking lot. This "super generation" will travel to Mexico for the winter and then hopefully survive to come back north in spring. 

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