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Butterflies Fly to Cape Cod!

Butterflies Fly to Cape Cod!


Posted By on Feb 1, 2018

Butterflies Fly to Cape Cod! By guest author Daniella Garran, Educator at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School   I returned from NCSS in November after several days of hearing wonderful presentations from educators across the country, but what struck me most was something in the exhibit hall: The Butterfly Project. As soon as I realized what it was, I knew I had to bring it to my school. I painted my own butterfly and packed it...

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¡Viva México! Kadimatón and The Butterfly Project By Rebeca Besquin, member of The Butterfly Project’s Board of Directors   Every November, Kadimatón, a fundraiser for Kadima (an organization for people with special needs and/or handicapped) takes place at all schools within the Jewish community in Mexico City, to educate thousands of students about disabilities and diversity. Rebeca Besquin has been committed to expanding...

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A Tale of Two Communities: Long-Lasting Lessons & Permanent Installations   In our 11 years of existence, we have watched The Butterfly Project evolve into a grassroots-gone-global project as our butterflies have traveled around the world and back. We have witnessed our butterflies flutter to far-away places like Israel, Poland, Mexico, Uruguay, Czech Republic, Latvia, Peru, and of course many, many cities here in the United...

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Introducing In Our Hands Teacher Training: The Butterfly Project’s New Endeavor   Did you know that The Butterfly Project is spreading its wings even wider and embarking on a new endeavor? We are, and we’re so excited to officially announce it! Called In Our Hands Teacher Training, our brand new ½ day teacher-training program represents a significant step for The Butterfly Project.   Globalizing a local experience As we...

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Yom HaShoah Commemorations

Yom HaShoah Commemorations


Posted By on May 31, 2017

Yom HaShoah Commemorations By Christine Tomasello, Director of Operations   In 2017, The Butterfly Project’s wings spread far and wide by participating in Yom HaShoah and Holocaust Remembrance events around the country. Several schools, JCCs, and community organizations from 16 different cities across the US incorporated The Butterfly Project in their Yom HaShoah activities, bringing people together to paint butterflies in...

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