A Bug's Life - Bees and Butterflies!

Last updated on
Monday, September 17th, 2018
Program Description


Duration:  1 - 1.5 hours (depending on the grade and age level of students)

Grade: Pre K to Grade 3

Cost:  $75

Availability: Spring only from April to end of May


Compare the lifecycle of a bee and a butterfly.  ARMS instructor will take your students through a 1 - 1.5 hour presentation interactive session.   Each workshop for Preschool children, kindergarten and grade 1 – 3 have a different focus (please enquire upon registration).

We include:
– an observation honey bee hive,
– a demonstration of how we extract honey, young ones can try on the honey suits, pretend to use the smoker and see all the parts of a bee box

– everything you will need to raise caterpillars into butterflies in your classroom (painted lady caterpillars included)! special note:  all efforts are made to supply caterpillar larvae, however, no guarantee is made.

- pollination passports for the grades 2-3, a craft of the teacher’s choosing for ages pk-grade 1.
- an amazing video of the life of a monarch butterfly (an endangered butterfly in our area),

Our main objective is to teach youth about the importance of pollinators in our world!

Big Ideas
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Humans interact with matter every day through familiar materials.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Cost:  $75.  This includes ARMS instructor, portable bee hive for viewing bees, bee suits for children to try on.  We may also provide, depending upon availability, caterpillar larvae for each class to raise.  Although all efforts are made to provide larvae, no guarantee is made of the supply of larvae or the lifestage they arrive in to the booked workshop.

    Additional Notes

    Please be advised if you would like to book us to come to your classroom and you are located outside School District 42, a $35 travel charge will be included on your invoice.