Project to learn about butterflies

A three-day 4-H summer program, Project Butterfly Wings, will be presented by the Anoka County 4-H program June 18, 25 and July 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bunker Hills Activities Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd. N.W. in Andover.

“Project Butterfly Wings is a hands-on opportunity for youth who have completed fourth- through eighth-grades to learn about butterfly species, habitat, behavior and more through developing our own butterfly observation site,” said Anna Gilbertson, Anoka County 4-H program coordinator.

“Wings participants will monitor butterflies near the Bunker Hills Activities Center in Andover and conduct regular surveys of the butterfly’s visiting.

“Participants can expect each day to be out in nature, interact with wings technology, learn from Anoka County Master Gardeners, play games and have fun.”

According to Gilbertson, Project Butterfly Wings is an inquiry based experience – inquiry learning empowers youth to discover what interests them and encourages them to use their skills to further their knowledge.

The cost is $10 per participant and registration is due by June 4.

A flyer with complete information and registration form is available at www.extension.umn.edu/county/Anoka/news/Registration_Flyer_2012.pdf.

For more information contact Gilbertson at annag@umn.edu or call 763-755-1280.

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