Language English Insectarium These short presentations are sure to catch your students’ attention and spark their curiosity! Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Claude Lafond) TabsDescription Activity Visit a greenhouse full of tropical butterflies and moths to learn about some of the behaviour of these fascinating insects. These short presentations are sure to catch your students’ attention and spark their curiosity. Schedule10 & 11 a.m., noon & 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m.DatesFebruary 28 to April 28, 2019Special notes The Bug Bites presentations enrich the experience of Butterflies Go Free, which takes place in the Main Exhibition Greenhouse of the Botanical Garden. Note to group leaders: Please explain to your students the importance of respecting both the environment in the greenhouse and its residents. This means staying on the path and never touching the butterflies or moths. They are delicate creatures and easily damaged. Grade levelPreschoolElementary cycle oneElementary cycle twoElementary cycle threeSecondary cycle oneSecondary cycle twoMain topicEntomologyDuration10 minutesLocationJardin botaniqueMain Exhibition GreenhouseReservationNot required Preparatory activity Everyone loves butterflies! To help prepare for your visit to Butterflies Go Free, there are all sorts of fun classroom activities available here. Let the butterflies work their own special magic on you and your students! Give Us a Sign! Make a name tag that you can wear when you visit the Butterflies Go Free greenhouse.... Make a “Butterfly Crown” Make your own headgear inspired by the most beautiful butterflies. Colour by Number Learn about butterfly anatomy by colouring a drawing. A Butterfly in Bits and Pieces Learn about butterfly anatomy with a cut-and-paste activity. Get Organized! Learn about the life cycle of butterflies by solving a puzzle. Monarch Life Cycle Learn about the monarch life cycle by examining a drawing. A Scale Mosaic Learn about scales with a fun craft. My Observation Notebook Make your own observation notebooks to fill out in the greenhouse. Project on Biodiversity You can see about fifty different species of butterflies and moths in the Butterflies Go... Your own Coat of Arms Create your coat of arms featuring a butterfly. Anatomy Lesson Observe and draw a butterfly. Word Search Play a word search game on the theme of butterflies. Life Cycle Observe a butterfly’s life cycle, habitat and behaviour. All the Right Conditions Learn how tropical butterflies are raised. Pieces of Wings Sharpen observation skills to identify butterflies. Enrichment activity To wrap up your visit to Butterflies Go Free, there are all sorts of fun classroom activities available here. A Japanese Symbol Colour a butterfly symbol inspired by Japanese culture. An Insect-Shaped Bookmark Make some gifts. A Gift Box Make some gifts.