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This program uses the art of bookmaking to engage students in a conversation about ecology. Each student will make a book that illustrates the crucial relationship between the monarch butterfly and the milkweed plant. With visual examples Bonnie will emphasize the special connection necessary for the monarch to continue to exist. Prior to the visit, teachers are encouraged to show the students the YouTube videos: Amazing Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly and Monarch Butterflies Migration Google Earth Tour.
Note: There are two book projects that share this topic:
The book designed for lower grades (2nd-3rd) has two large student drawn illustrations that show four stages of the monarch’s life cycle amid milkweed plants, with ample room for words.
The upper grades (4th-5th) will make a triangle-shaped book with a hidden foldout composite illustration of the six stages of the monarch’s life cycle displaying the symbiotic relationship with milkweed plants. There are six triangle shape pages for the writing.

This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills, Communication, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Environmental, Language Arts, Life Skills, and Science.

Information to Know Before You Schedule a Program

*Designed for grades 2-5

30 students per workshop unless otherwise noted.
300 students per performance unless otherwise noted.


Double: Two performances, one right after the other.
Subsequent: Additional sessions on the same day in the same location.


45 minutes per workshops unless otherwise noted.
45 minutes per performances unless otherwise noted.


Arts for Learning is a not-for-profit organization. All of our artists are professional teaching artists who are paid for their time and talents.

The fees listed in this catalog represent approximately half of the actual cost of producing and delivering these programs to our community. These fees are subsidized through fundraising, grants, and donations and with support from many organizations, corporations and individuals.

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