ROCK ISLAND, IL (KWQC)- Students at Eugene Field Elementary have been working for months to re-populate the monarch butterfly population.
Students harvest eggs from the garden in front of the school and then they care for them until they turn into a butterfly.
Today, they released five monarchs.
“It’s such a great opportunity we do monarch watch where they tage them and they fly to Mexico and then if workers catch them there they can get money by collecting them and setting them free.”
The project stemmed from the classroom’s interest in animals. Ms. Maxwell’s class also has a pet dog and turtle.