Scientist's Scoop: How to build a community of butterflies
© Jeff Dillon
On April 6, 2017, Academy biologist Tim Wong gave us the scoop on the community of butterflies living in the Academy rainforest.
The California Academy of Sciences is home to over 63,000 living animals. Together with Academy Biologist Tim, students explored the Academy rainforest to discover how we created a community of butterflies in our museum.
In this 30-minute program, Tim gave us an exclusive look into what it takes to take care of these animals from chrysalis to butterfly. Students took a virtual tour of a butterfly farm in Costa Rica where our butterflies spend their first two stages of life. Then we came back to the Academy to chat with Tim.
This program was interactive in nature! Students had the opportunity to ask Tim about their curiosities regarding butterflies and how he takes care of them.