The Butterfly Project

We love to see our grants in action! A year ago, NEF funded “The Butterfly Project” proposed by Claudia Price, Natick Pre-School teacher extraordinaire. Pre-school students at both NHS and Lilja sites, under Claudia’s guidance, have learned terrific social-emotional skills and science lessons–all by creating and maintaining the habitat for Monarch butterflies. A Boston Globe journalist was fascinated by the project. Click HERE to read the whole story!

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2018-2019 NEF Grant Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Natick Education Foundation grant award winners! Nature Nurtures Natick Preschool Claudia Price Summary: Preschoolers will develop social-emotional skills such as empathy and compassion by caring for schoolyard wildlife: Monarch butterflies. The children will plant and maintain the Monarch’s only host plant – Milkweed. The Monarchs will be raised from eggs and caterpillars found on Milkweed plants. When the Monarchs emerge from their chrysalis, they will be tagged with Monarch Watch migration tags and released. Data will be sent to Monarch Watch for their research on migration patterns. This project will be done at the NHS preschool […]

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