Conshohocken Elementary students free butterflies
Each kindergarten class started with eggs and watched as they turned into caterpillars (larva stage) and then entered the chrysalis stage, where the caterpillar hangs encased for several days. Eventually, the butterflies emerged from their chrysalis and were ready to be released.
Students cared for the insects through each stage of metamorphosis and learned about the creatures via Zoom with Dina Fink, the Butterfly CEO. Ms. Fink rescues and cares for monarchs, and from her students, learned that some butterflies are in danger of becoming extinct. Students also wrote in their journals about the butterflies as part of their study.