One of the components of our Milkweed Project is educational outreach. The staff of the Nature Center collaborates with local elementary schools to educate them about the declining monarch butterfly population and the importance of the native milkweed plant. The Milkweed in the Classroom program includes outreach lessons, an opportunity to grow milkweed plants from seeds, and installing a monarch and milkweed specific pollinator garden at the school. If your school is interested in the Milkweed in the Classroom program, please call the program office at 770-394-3322 or email Jackie Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer the following outreach lessons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students. We can adapt these lessons to other grades as well.