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Lift-off for butterflies

4-H butterfly garden beautifies Bethune, Mt. Pisgah

Posted: May 22, 2014 3:34 p.m.
Updated: May 23, 2014 5:00 a.m.
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The Kindergarten class at MPE was one of three 4H Conservation clubs that planted a butterfly garden to learn about environmental conservation. Local Master Gardeners, Extension Agents, Principal David Branham, Superintendent Dr. Morgan, and Extension Advisory Chair Lovetta Williams were present for the awards event.

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For more than 100 years, the Clemson Extension Service staff has transferred science-based information to individuals and families across South Carolina. Part of the centennial celebration in Kershaw County included the planting of butterfly gardens at Bethune (BES) and Mt. Pisgah Elementary (MPE) Schools. A following celebration included awards to students participating in the Healthy Lifestyles and Environmental Conservation Clubs and the release of 100 caterpillars into the butterfly gardens.


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