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Monarchs, Milkweed, and Migration: A Middle School Expedition

  • November 28, 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Irmo Middle School, 6051 Wescott Rd., Columbia, SC 29212

Monarchs, Milkweed, and Migration: A Middle School Expedition
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Irmo Middle School

6051 Wescott Rd., Columbia, SC 29212
Monday, November 28, 4:00-5:30pm

RSVP to Jane Hiller at or 803-779-0608.  This event is free to EEASC members and $5 for non-EEASC members (pay at the door by cash or check). 

Attendees will learn how teachers across the curriculum at Irmo Middle School are using the issue of the Monarch butterfly population decline as a lens to engage students in their regular studies, based on applicable standards and the collection of real scientific data that will help to determine the migration routes of East coast Monarchs. This learning includes the creation of a garden on school grounds with a variety of plants to attract Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Students capture and tag Monarchs attracted to this garden. The school uses partnerships and volunteer work to educate the community and encourage citizens to plant native milkweed in order to build back the corridor necessary to aid in conservation of the species. This lecture features lead teachers, student scientists, and community stakeholders.

Featured speakers:  Will Green (IMS Science Teacher), Clare Bellucci (IMS Social Studies Teacher), Erika Braswell (IMS ELA Teacher), Hannah Goeckner (IMS Math Teacher), and Sara Green (South Carolina Wildlife Federation Director of Education)



701 Gervais St., Suite 150-538

Columbia, SC 29201-3066


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