Galax Middle School opened its doors to students and their families for the After School Enrichment Program kick-off dinner. Everyone was served a delicious lasagna dinner and then participated in various activities provided by the staff and partners in the program.
BRDC offered the families a slide presentation, butterfly and moth display and a craft for all ages. The students made origami butterflies and decorated them to resemble Monarch butterflies and then hung them on a tree symbolizing their migration.
BRDC will provide classes after school and a field trip (or two) each month to enhance the lessons provided during class. Each month, students will discover the wonders of a new element of natural history such as butterflies and moths, trees, amphibians, geology, mammals and birds. The field trips cover a wide range of locations within the Blue Ridge. Students will explore wildlife habitats and try their luck at capturing and examining insects at the Dunson Farm, press leaves found at Matthews State Forest and share in the riches of White Top Mountain just to name a few. It is going to be an exciting year!