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Distance Learning

All you need is a laptop, a webcam and a high-speed internet connection to bring Butterfly Pavilion’s award-winning distance learning programs to your school or youth group.

Distance learning allows Butterfly Pavilion to provide the global community with greater access to our programming at a low cost to participants. In 2017, we saw our first international participants and that audience continues to grow.

Programs feature interactive, real-time lessons on-screen facilitated by a Butterfly Pavilion educator, live on-screen animal experiences and/or exploration of real-world conservation topics and curriculum-aligned content that uses visual and audio media to illustrate science concepts.

Program Options

Besieged Bees – 3rd – 6th grade

In this empowering program presented via interactive video conference, participants compare three types of bees, discover why bees are important, investigate their population decline, and generate ideas to help conserve and restore their numbers!

Length: 45 minutes
Fee: $100/session, sequential sessions discounted
Group Size/Session: 30 participants/session

Monarch Mysteries – 3rd – 6th grade

Through interactive video conference, participants explore the monarch’s epic migration journey, identify challenges they face through their life cycle, and outline how to help bolster declining monarch populations and answer lingering questions through citizen science.

Length: 45 minutes
Fee: $100/session, sequential sessions discounted
Group Size/Session: 30 participants/session

Virtual Invertebrate Encounter – Pre-K – Adult

Through interactive video conferencing, a featured invertebrate* is introduced and shown on camera, then student scientists take the lead through inquiry, asking questions about the animal to set the direction for the remainder of this fun, back-and-forth session. *Choose from a list of invertebrate options.

Length: Up to 30 minutes
Fee: $100/session, sequential sessions discounted
Group Size/Session: 30 participants/session

Customizable Virtual Invertebrate Encounter – Pre-K – Adult

Butterfly Pavilion is a great resource for invertebrate knowledge far beyond bees, butterflies, and tarantulas. If you’d like us to introduce your students to another invertebrate and connect it all back to your classroom curriculum, request this customizable program and we’ll plan something just for you. *This program requires a minimum of 4 weeks’ advance notice to book.

Free Live Stream Events

Tune in alongside students from around the world for these webinar-style events throughout the year! Meet live invertebrates onscreen and interact with our scientists and your peers across the globe through polling questions and live chat. Event details and timing varies. Check back for more information!

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