Aug 25, 2018 – Denver Chatfield Farms & Butterfly Pavillion

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Saturday,  August 26, 2018, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Trip to Denver to Visit the Botanical Gardens at Chatfield and the Butterfly Pavilion

Kirsten Bell, Curriculum and Teacher Development Specialist, Denver Botanic Gardens

Calais Thomas, Educator/Interpreter Butterfly Pavilion

Chatfield: Explore the grounds of a historical working farm and see how agricultural practices have changed as technology has advanced. Learn about the role riparian wetlands play in Colorado and how research is used in the reconstruction of Deer Creek- a local wetland area. Lesson activities for use in the classroom will be provided.

Beautiful Butterflies: Discover a rainbow of color as you meet face-to-face with tropical butterfly specimens from around the world, and learn about the intriguing behaviors and complex life cycles of our fascinating fluttery friends. Then go beyond the beauty as you delve into the magic and the mystery of the monarch butterfly’s incredible migration, uncover the dangers they face along the way, and find out what you can do – yourself or with your classroom – to help.

Meet Rosie A Virtual Invertebrate Encounter Demo: Meet Rosie, the Chilean Rosehair Tarantula! Through guided observation and inquiry, find out more about how she lives and learn to appreciate her as more than just a big, hairy spider. This session will include a real-time presentation of the program and its actual content, as well as a demonstration of using videoconferencing technology to bring these programs into your classroom.



7:30 Bus leaves Colorado Springs. 30 minute activity – Experiential Learning Opportunities

9:00- 11:00 Presentation and tour of Riparian wetlands at Deer Creek

11:00-12:00 Participants  explore Chatfield Gardens through self-guided tour

12:00- 1:00 Bus travels to Butterfly Pavilion. Participants eat lunch on the bus

1:00-3:00 Beautiful Butterflies and Meet Rosie the Chilian Rosehair Tarantula

3:00-4:00 Participants visit exhibits at Butterfly Pavilion

4:00-5:30 Bus ride to Colorado Springs. 60 minute activities – Science Fair for YOUR Science Students and Classroom Connections