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Monarch butterflies released by middle school students

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk eighth grade science students released two Monarch butterflies to begin their journey to Mexico. The butterflies took flight on Friday, Sept. 14, and can travel 50 -100 miles a day.

Middle school science teacher Jennifer Fisk-Jaskolka raised the caterpillars with her son in August then brought the chrysalis in for her students to learn about the process of metamorphosis.

Fisk-Jaskolka created a website with live camera on the remaining chrysalis to capture the butterflies emerging. Click here to see the live chrysalis camera. Please use your student’s RCSCSD email to view the webpage as you must be logged into an RCSCSD email to view the site.