Miss Harris and the students who attend Mountain Sage's outdoor inspired Aftercare Program chose to raise money for the Monarch Butterfly, a species whose numbers are suffering due to loss of habitat. The students conducted research and discovered that Monarchs rely solely on the milk weed plant to complete their life cycle.
To help the species, the aftercare students finger knitted small butterfly decals, and collected milkweed seeds down by the river and stuffed them into hand made decorated seed packets. The butterfly decals and seed packets were available for donation at this year's Harvest Festival in hopes that families would spread the milkweed seeds in their backyards creating valuable habitat for the Monarchs.
The aftercare students set a goal to raise $30 and with the help of our generous and caring Mountain Sage families, the students exceeded their goal, raising $36.91!!
The money will be sent to the National Wildlife Federation who will use the money in a way that best supports the species. In return, the aftercare students will receive a symbolic "certificate of adoption", a plush monarch butterfly toy, and an informative poster.
Thank you to everyone who helped save the Monarchs at this year's Harvest Festival! The children are incredibly proud of themselves for surpassing their goal!
With love and thanks,
Miss Harris & the Aftercare students
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