On-site Program

On Gossamer Wings (K-3)

Butterflies and moths have unique adaptations to live in their environments, but also share similarities with humans. In this program students will learn how these creatures use their senses to explore the world around them, just like we do. Students will compare the butterfly and moth life cycles to our own and recognize the impact that pollinators have on the environment today. Students will learn about butterflies and moths through reflecting on the question, “How can we improve the environment for butterflies, moths, and ourselves?”

Length: 60 minutes
Program times: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
Maximum students: 27

  • April-June: $295

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Curricular Connections


  • Shows awareness of similarities and differences in living things, objects, and materials

Grade 1

  • Describe some common living things, and identify needs of those living things

Grade 2

  • Describe the general structure and life habits of small crawling and flying animals and apply this knowledges to interpret local species that have been observed

Grade 3

  • Describe the appearances and life cycles of some common animals, and identify their adaptations to different environments
  • Identify requirements for animal care

Develop Number Sense

  • Kindergarten: Relate a numeral, 1 to 10, to its respective quantity
  • Grade 1: Demonstrate an understanding of addition of numbers with answers to 20
  • Grade 2: Demonstrate an understanding of addition (limited to 1- and 2-digit numerals) with answers to 100
  • Grade 3: Demonstrate an understanding of multiplication to 5 × 5

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