In honor of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, First Presbyterian Day School’s sixth grade students planted butterfly gardens with the help of local business owner Chris Moore of ArgoMoore Landscapes. Each year Moore volunteers his company’s expertise and labor on Earth Day to a school or organization that would like to complete an Earth Day project. This year, he chose FPD as the recipient. Under Moore’s direction the sixth grade students installed three separate butterfly gardens between the Elementary Building and the Clark Fine Arts Center.
The butterfly gardens will provide teaching opportunities for art classes and science classes as well as beautification for the campus. The FPD Middle School Environmental Club will complete the project by creating an informational booklet about the plants selected and how the gardens support the life cycle of butterflies. The booklet will then serve as a teaching aid for elementary students learning about butterflies.