Loyola University Chicago

Community Relations

Swift School Monarch Butterfly

Community Action Scholarship recipient, Marina Garcia, presented an educational workshop on Monarch Butterfly Habitats to Ms. Carmen’s class of 4th grade students at George B. Swift Elementary School. The students learned about milkweed, how they are planted, and were given time to ask questions.

Following the presentation, Marina led the students in a gardening activity, in which they planted Milkweed seeds right in their school’s front yard. They were broken into groups and were given different jobs; from digging holes, to watering the soil, to covering the site with leaves, every student pitched in and successfully planted the site.

Monarch Butterflies, which are the second highest natural pollinators, are an endangered species that requires special protection to survive. Planting Milkweed creates a habitat for Monarch Butterflies, and supports the ecological sustainability of our local community and beyond. Look for the butterfly sign in front of Swift School!

Neighbors are welcome to attend these planting events. Be sure to come and support Marina’s project! The next planting dates and site locations are as follows:

-10/27 4pm at Berger Park
-10/28 9am at Heartland Cafe

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