CAPITOL SCHOOL STUDENTS RAISE CATERPILLARS, RELEASE BUTTERFLIES

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Students at the Capitol School have spent the past few weeks studying the life cycle of butterflies, and today their hard work paid off.

As part of their studies, students raised butterflies up from the larval stage. They watched their insect companions eat and grow, disappear into cocoons and finally emerge as butterflies.

Those butterflies were released into the wild today at Capitol Park, and teacher Margaret Hill said it was an important lesson.

“Hands-on experiences are very important for the children, particularly in science,” she said. “It’s important for them to touch and explore and observe, just as scientists do.”

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