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CSGC Grant: the Butterfly Garden at Tenafly Nature Center

Janis Chen – September 2, 2019

During the week of the 26th of August, I returned to the Tenafly Nature Center (TNC) to work with a group of thirteen Pre-K and Kindergarten kids. This week’s theme was “Look to the Sky”, and the little kids learned about bees, red-tail hawks, owls, and other flying creatures. Throughout the week, we had craft activities ranging from drawing bee hives with colorful markers to cutting pieces of poster paper to make bat caves.

With a generous grant from the Workman family, I was able to buy materials, create, and install twelve signs for TNC’s butterfly garden. The signs explain the importance of pollination and provide descriptions of the different pollinators that frequent the garden. Before, all the pollination information was on paper pamphlets that visitors could get from inside the visitor center. Now, TNC does not have to print brochures, saving paper and ink, and the colorful photos on the signs make it easier for little kids to learn about pollination.

Thank you again to the CSGC and the Workman family for the support and donation to the Tenafly Nature Center! I look forward to visiting TNC next summer and catching up with the campers and the staff.