On Monday February 3rd, students from Preschool to 3rd Grade visited the Texas Discovery Gardens and Butterfly Museum with parents and teachers.The Middle Elementary class (2nd and 3rd graders) have been studying Invertebrates and Insects. Did you know that over 90% of animals in this world are invertebrates?
Ms. Erin Shields, at the Texas Discovery Gardens, spent an hour showing students the different parts of a butterfly. They felt cocoons (where the butterfly spends its time in metamorphosis), and gently touched the scales on a butterflies wings, and practiced learned about the butterfly life cycle. How can you tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth? If you don’t know, ask one of the children from the TKG Academy and they will tell you.
Everyone was then escorted to a beautiful Butterfly Sanctuary, protected by two sliding glass doors so that the butterflies wouldn’t escape. As they entered into this enchanting natural world, they were immediately mesmerized by sights of different colored butterflies flying around. Big flowers for the butterflies to drink from, tons of greenery and foliage were the habitat for these gentle insects.
“It reminded some of what Vrindavan must be like – a protected habitat for living entities to live in harmony, serving Krishna together”.