What's Cool at School: Saving monarch butterflies

By planting one seed at a time, students in Kensington are helping monarch butterflies and other native pollinators survive in an urban area. Kids at

Students have learned to grow plants that butterflies need to survive.

Students have learned to grow plants that butterflies need to survive. (4/22/15)

BROOKLYN - By planting one seed at a time, students in Kensington are helping monarch butterflies and other native pollinators survive in an urban area. 

Kids at P.S. 179 are growing food to help the declining butterfly population survive this spring, using lessons that began back in the fall.  

Students have learned to grow a variety of plants that the butterflies need, including bush clover, aster and milkweed. They have grow lights in their classroom to keep an eye on their labor, but the plants will be moved to an outdoor school garden next month. 

Science teacher Diane Corrigan says students love the hands-on experience, as well as helping animals, or in this case, pollinators.  

The school received a $250 grant to cover the supplies needed for the project. 

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