Our education system is developing STEM schools to address how we are falling behind the rest of the world in science knowledge. The picture of Ms. Bernard’s class releasing their butterflies is beautiful and shows how educators are working to make science interesting and relevant.
The caption refers to butterflies spinning cocoons. I teach in a Head Start program and my 3 and 4 year olds, as well as I’m sure the students in Ms. Bernard’s classroom, know butterflies build a chrysalis. Moths build cocoons.
As adults, we need to set an example for our children. Science is important to the future of our world, and we should encourage our youth to study and solve the issues facing our environment.
How many of the students, teachers and administrators in Beacon Falls have saved the picture in your newspaper with inaccurate facts? I’m sure they would appreciate you reprinting the picture with an accurate caption.