Thanks to the generosity of the Target Field Trip Grant, 45 Burgess-Peterson Academy students and six teachers and parents enjoyed a wonderful day at Callaway Gardens on May 20. Coach Betty Jackson applied for and received a Target Field Trip Grant for $800 to take the Student Wellness Ambassadors, the Be Water Wise Atlanta and fourth-graders on a butterfly excursion.
This grant allowed the students to see what type of butterflies could visit their own butterfly garden in the school’s courtyard. The students were able to observe the butterfly emerge from its chrysalis and begin to walk. Once the butterflies started walking, they were released into the enclosed habitat and allowed to fly freely. The students giggled with glee as the butterflies flew over and around them and occasionally made a pit stop on the body. They watched the butterflies eat bananas and oranges as well as fly around the manicured garden of flowers and trees.
Students received a butterfly chart from the volunteers to help identify the different types of butterflies. The students at Burgess-Peterson Academy would like to thank Target for their generosity in making this trip happen.
What a great program by Target! Their help allows thousands of students to go on field trips they normally wouldn’t be able to take.
Congratulations to Ms. Jackson and the students at Burgess-Peterson Academy for this honor. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip.