Explore the prairie and wetlands looking for Lepidoptera (also known as butterflies and moths!) and Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies!). We will learn the difference between butterflies and moths and how these insects are grouped together. We’ll do the same for dragons and damsels. Throughout the Garden we will look for these winged creatures and try to spot some of our most common species.
All students should bring along a bagged lunch or snack and a nature journal or notebook with colored pencils for sketching and notetaking.
All programs meet at the front gate of the Garden.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking outside for more than an hour. We go out in all kinds of weather. In case of severe weather, a program may be rescheduled.
Target Age Range: geared towards students ages 9 to 14 years old (3rd through 8th grade)
Cost per Child/Student: $12
Cost per Adtul/Educator: free
Registration: to register over the phone, call 612-363-4722. Register online after Mar 28 at http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1242
Sibling Policy: All participating children must be enrolled in the program.
Parent/Guardian Policy: A responsibie adult must remain in the Garden during the program but may choose to reamin with the class or not.
Event Contact Person: Lauren Borer
Event Contact Phone: 612-363-4722
Event Contact Email: lborer [at] minneapolisparks [dot] org