Sunday, September 25, 2016

An Environmentalist's Dilemma

We plant tropical milkweed to feed the monarchs we raise in our 5th Grade classrooms.  Wild monarchs have been eating away at our milkweed much to everyone's amazement.  But we have a dilemma...Should we uproot our plants to feed our classroom larva or leave the milkweed for the wild larva?  


And monarchs aren't the only ones benefiting from the milkweed.

Students transplanting milkweed to bring to classrooms.

Students discussed the problem:  They feel we need to plant even more milkweed for next year. If we have any larva left in classrooms, we should put them outdoors.  Trying to help nature is filled with moral dilemmas. 

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