Students create their own version of a beautiful, brilliant butterfly using clay! Did you know that North America is home to more than 700 species of butterfly? Not only are they beautiful to look at, they play an important role in the pollination of flowering plants and are great indicators of climate change and habitat destruction. Students examine an actual butterfly and view photographs of a variety of species before being led step-by-step through the process of how to build a symmetrical clay butterfly using hand shaped slabs and coils.
What are the learning outcomes for students?
- Explore land based learning concepts and discuss environmental impacts on butterfly habitats.
- Discuss common butterfly species in Alberta and why colour, symmetry and pattern are important for their survival.
What are the learning outcomes for teachers?
- Learn basic clay hand building techniques and specific art methodologies that they can implement into their own classrooms.
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We are a non-profit organization and field trip fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.
- Minimum class fee is based on 16 students
- $8.25 per student with a minimum class fee of $132.00
You will be charged for the number of students indicated at the time of booking unless you call one day prior to indicate a number change.
Apply for funding through the Beryl Madden Field Trip Fund.
We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.
Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to:
Arts and Heritage St. Albert
Suite #200, 20 Perron Street
St. Albert, AB T8N 1E4
For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or firstname.lastname@example.org