Report from the Butterfly Station

Remember the butterfly post?  Here’s a report from one of our readers:

Hi to all,

My name is Carolyn and I’m a stay at home mom to three mostly
wonderful children ranging in age from 2 to 13, the eldest having
Asperger’s, a mild form of autism.

Recently we went to the Butterfly Station at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland.  This was a fun “field trip” for all three of my
children.  Instead of heading straight into the butterfly garden area,
we went to the Caterpillar Room and the children got to see how
butterflies start out and the different stages that they go through.
After that we headed into the Arts & Craft Room where the children
made multiple crafts and they could even get their face or hand
painted!  Next was a room where the kids were able to have some hands-on interaction.  Then it was time for the butterflies!  All three
children were thrilled and after dipping their hands in some sugar
water, butterflies soon landed on their hands, or for my youngest,
right on his head!

The greatest aspect of the Butterfly Station is the student
volunteers.  They are extremely knowledgeable.  They are at the
entrance and in each room and they are also the ones doing the face

Farnsworth Middle School
6072 State Farm Road
Guilderland, New York 12084

Hours:  Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until August 15th

Cost: Free but donations are welcome.

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