Please join SCWF and Irmo Middle School for the first SC screenings of this amazing film about the Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter.
Irmo High School Center for the Arts
6671 St. Andrews Road
May 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM
NO charge for school groups, but
must make arrangements through SCWF***
May 29, 2015 - 7:00 PM
General admission -
$5.00 per person, $15.00 family maximum.
General admission is payable at the door.
Seating will be first-come, first served.
Group prices -
$50 maximum for groups of more than 10.
Reserved seating encouraged -
can be arranged through SCWF***
Sponsors are needed to help offset the costs for rights to show the film, as well as the costs for the packets of milkweed seeds to distribute at the screenings. Please consider sponsoring Irmo Middle School’s presentation of “Flight of the Butterflies” to help us spread the word about Monarch population decline, and what we can all do to make a difference! Sponsors will be provided with tickets and thanked publicly at the event and on SCWF & IMS websites and through statewide social media.
Background of IMS Monarchs & Milkweed Project:
When 7th graders at Irmo Middle School were tasked with choosing a science project with an international scope to tie into their school’s magnet theme, they investigated many possibilities. Around the same time, national news media started running stories about the drastic decline in Monarch Butterflies migrating to Mexico. The 97% decline in population is mostly due to loss of critical habitat – the milkweed on which Monarchs depend for a caterpillar food source.
Over the past year, students have been studying this species and researching the threats and conservation practices. They began tagging Monarchs during the 2014 fall migration to aid in international research efforts. Students have been growing milkweed indoors, and have plans to install a ¼ acre milkweed garden on the school grounds this spring. They also made a presentation to Irmo Town Council, and received a commitment from the Town to plant milkweed on town property throughout our community. Student-created posters are being distributed to town facilities, local plant nurseries and schools in the community to encourage citizens to plant milkweed for Monarchs in their own yard.