Alpha Academy’s 2nd, 4th, and 5th graders helped to raise our caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. Students enjoyed their new class pets that were provided by the NCSU Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County program.
Mr. Stinson of the Katherine Johnson STEM Institute presented the life cycle presentation to our 2nd grade students before giving each class 3 caterpillars to take care of. After cocooning, Mr. Stinson took the butterflies to their hotel in the STEM Lab and released them on 5/28/21. Thank you to our Elementary students and teachers for taking such good care of them over the last couple of weeks. Also big thank you to NCSU Ag Extension and Jessica Drake for providing a great learning experience for our students that discussed the life cycle of caterpillars in person!