Chrysalis Program


A Butterfly Home
by Colby, Ethan, Sawyer, Wesley and Scott

During this quarter, through a generous donation, our class was given the chance to design and maintain a butterfly habitat.

We enjoyed gathering the materials needed for the homes, like the sticks, milkweed, rocks and caterpillars. It was really interesting to see the caterpillars in person and how long it takes them to change. 

We enjoyed seeing the butterflies take shape, and transform from the caterpillar stages, in their chrysalis. The coolest part was getting to witness the butterflies emerging from their chrysalises. 

We have really enjoyed taking part in the butterfly home and all that it brings to the community. We hope that the entire Monarch Community will appreciate the butterflies that we helped raise.


The Monarch Waystation
Students watch the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly outside Monarch Center. They watch for the Caterpillars, Chrysalises,
and Butterflies in front Monarch Center. 

The gardens at the Monarch Institute serve as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation. This site provides milkweeds, nectar sources and shelter need to sustain monarch butterflies as they migrate through North America.

The Monarch Waystation is one of the many environmental features at The Monarch School.

Monarch Student In the Community: