The Children's Educational Program was developed in 2010 as an on-going project of the Norchester Garden Club. The program provides an active learning experience in the Matzke Park Butterfly Garden for school children, daycare children, children with special needs, and for the community.
The focus of the program is to teach children and others that the garden is there to enjoy, to look for signs of the butterfly life-cycle, and to leave the garden untouched for others to enjoy.
Each 45-minute program features a presentation by a master storyteller of the story of Catherine the Caterpillar's life cycle as a Monarch butterfly. This is followed by an age-appropriate activity such as a scavenger hunt and a take-home craft project.
Matzke Park Butterfly Garden Project Children's Educational Program 2019
All free programs are 45 minutes in length. Story of the Monarch Butterfly, followed by a flower search in the garden, and ending with a simple butterfly craft. Program is for children 4-7 years old and they must be accompanied by three adults for each group of 21 children. Reservations required: 281-469-3173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
No rain dates. Reservation deadline: Noon, April 17.