Fla. Museum presents ‘Beautiful Butterflies’ home school classes — Pre-registration required by March 27

March 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer a four-week home school class series for children ages 7-11 titled “Beautiful Butterflies” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 10, 17 and 24 and May 1.

The class will explore the Butterfly Rainforest, which features hundreds of free-flying native and exotic butterflies and moths. Participants will compare butterflies and moths and explore their life cycles and adaptations. Students also have the chance to learn to identify common Florida butterflies and how to attract these butterflies to their own gardens.

The cost of the four-week session is $60 for Florida Museum members and $72 for non-members, plus a $4 lab fee. Pre-registration is required by March 27. For more information, call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277 or visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/home_school.htm.

Media contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 846-2000, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Emily Banks