Students release butterflies for Earth Day Celebration

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  • To release butterflies, the students had to unfold papers containing them.

  • In an attempt to prevent the butterfly from being stepped on, junior Briana Miele moved the butterfly. "I'm a part of National Art Society so I painted some rocks to give to Mr. Brady and Ms. Fitzgerald," she said. "It's a really nice experience to have this and it's unique to our school."

  • A butterfly takes flight into the grass once its muscles warm up.

  • "I learned a lot especially about how butterflies are important to our ecosystem and I never experienced releasing a butterfly before and it was cool," junior Atiya Anderson said.

  • According to Environmental Awareness Club sponsor Janice Vogt, the Earth Day Celebration makes everyone happy that comes. "When I release the butterflies it reminds of people that we have lost in the past so it's like a memorial service," she said. "The park actually has a lot of flowers that have been planted in memory of those that have passed. I love gardening, you just touch the earth and watch it grow."

  • "I really like going to the butterfly release in positive park to celebrate earth day because it's a reminder of how complex and beautiful our world he is," senior Madeline Rawls said. "Watching the butterflies flutter their wingd makes me happy when I see them go into their natural environment."

  • Environmental Awareness Club members listen to a performance from an orchestra student.

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