Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies, THUNDER BAY, ON
August 22 & 23, 2013
This workshop was hosted by Little Lions Waldorf Daycare and Kindergarten at Lakehead University! We were very excited to be able to bring the Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies workshop to Thunder Bay, ON!
Despite a very difficult spring/summer for the monarch, 4 monarch ethusiasts/volunteer and a hearty group of 14 participants held a successful workshop. Thunder Bay is near the extreme northern end of the monarch's summer range and so the near absense of monarchs was strongly felt. Thanks to the volunteers and local community for providing livestock against the odds, bringing energy to the workshop and providing a valuable experience to the participants.
Through a generous donation from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation we were able to create a butterfly garden with the Little Lions Waldorf Preschool Students. Five students and five community volunteers were involved in planting the garden. A groups of 16 students and community volunteers has been engaged to participate in ongoing maintenance of the garden. Thanks TD!
Thank you so much for organizing the Monarch Butterfly network workshop! I had so much fun learning and playing with the instructors, volunteers and other participants. I feel enthused to go and teach all I have learned and to spread this passion I now have for monarch butterflies! Thank you for awakening my inner child! - Matt
Thank you to our local Sponsors!