Weaver Lake Elementary School recently hosted its annual Monarchs & More Fair.
The event celebrated a school-wide educational unit on pollinators. As part of their STEM curriculum, students learned about a variety of pollinators such as Monarchbutterflies, Painted Lady butterflies or native bees. Second graders studied the basics of pollination by birds, bats, bees and butterflies. Others studied all of the varieties of milkweed and produced a video project on it. Other classes trapped bees from the school’s outdoor nature center to identify and study. Younger grades studied the life cycle of a butterfly.
Student work was on display at the Monarchs & More Fair along with a variety of hands-on family-friendly educational activities. This is the tenth anniversary of the elementary STEM program in Osseo Area Schools. The Monarchs & More Fair has been a popular and highly-attended annual event throughout that time.