Kids Ecology Corps at
Whispering Pines Elementary School
in Boca Raton
May 2013. For the 7th year, Kids Ecology Corps has presented educational programs to students at Whispering Pines Elementary School.
KEC Teacher and Curriculum Writer/Advisor, Lisa Combs created and presented the Butterflies, Moths and Their Habitats Program to 120 school children. Long time KEC Volunteer Kay Skoog and KEC CEO Joan Starr were on hand to assist Lisa.
As part of the power point presentation, students also viewed beautiful photographs of the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly, the Pluto Sphinx Moth and their caterpillars. Lisa took questions from students and illustrated answers with the images bringing ooey-gooey fun science facts over three consecutive Mondays.
The students acquired new butterfly vocabulary, fun facts and a new title. The students all stood at the end of the program to proclaim in unison:
"I am a LEPIDOPTERIST!"
"The Whispering Pines' students asked excellent questions," said Lisa. "I am proud to have a new crew of Lepidopterists out there caring for the Florida Butterfly population."
KEC added a Beach Verbena plant to the Butterfly Garden at Whispering Pines' for nectar sipping butterflies.