COLUMBIA CO., N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties is excited to announce it will be hosting a free Monarchs in our Schools Training Program. Elementary teachers, grades 3-5, are eligible for a monarch hatching and monitoring kit free of charge. The Monarchs in our Schools program allows students to partake in hands on scientific learning. Students will be able to see the butterfly’s life cycle right before their eyes!
The free training taught by Andrew Randazzo, 4-H Natural Environment Educator, will help teachers become familiar with this exciting Monarch Monitoring Program. The training will share hands on educational programing ideas with each teacher. Participants have the option of attending either training session. The first training session will be held on Wednesday, September 6th at the Extension Education Center, 479 Route 66 Hudson, NY 12534 from 4:45 to 5:45. The second training session will be held on Thursday, September 7th at the Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405 from 4:45 to 5:45. After teachers complete one training session, they will be given a Monarch Monitoring Kit and larva free of charge.
This program would not be possible without the generous financial support of The Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation. Their support helps to make our educational programing a reality.
To register for a Monarch Teacher Training Session, please contact Andrew Randazzo at (518) 828-3346 x206 or firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Monarchs2017_210 . Deadline for registration is Friday, September 1st.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.
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