Drinking like a butterfly

Students at Cheremoya Elementary learned about butterflies and how important and essential they are as pollinators in our gardens. Students created butterfly crafts out of recycled magazine paper, learning the wonders of recycling household items that we would normally throw out to create beautiful things.

Students also learned about the butterfly life cycle and the parts of the butterfly, including the proboscis, the part of the butterfly that enables them to extract nectar from flowers. Students were able to get a feel for what it’s like to drink like a butterfly by creating a flower nectar cup with proboscis straw.