Monarch Butterfly Habitat Advocacy
Enrichment & Access
The Kindergarten at Brookwood School has established a partnership with the Jane Edwards Elementary School (JEES) in Edisto Island, SC. Both schools’ curricula at these grade levels include gardening, Monarch butterfly life cycles, and habitat advocacy. As part of their classwork both schools recommend and send seeds for one another’s butterfly gardens. Brookwood kindergartners generate a How-To booklet on milkweed and garden maintenance while JEES sent photos and instructions on how to create a scarecrow. The classes Skype, and both schools post photos and news on their virtual classroom (TakingITGlobal) site. JEES alerted our Kindergartners about first spring monarch sightings, and Brookwood responded by posting our garden news. In addition to the partnership amongst the students, Brookwood teachers plan to visit JEES, and teachers from both schools aim to continue to communicate using their TIG site in the fall and spring seasons.
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