Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 26, 2022

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A special celebration of the 
Monarch Butterfly, taking flight 
March 11 

PASADENA, CA The Western 
monarch butterflies are returning 
to Southern California, and that’s 
cause for celebration at Kidspace’s 
annual Butterfly Season, running 
March 11 through May 31. 

Only one year ago, researchers 
sounded alarms about the vanishing 
monarch after recording a record 
low population of wintering 
butterflies in California. This year, 
scientists report that the monarch 
is poised for a comeback, and Kid-
space is celebrating with hands-on 
art and science activities for budding naturalists. 

“Children have an affinity for nature and wild creatures, and our Butterfly Season invites 
them to get up close, learn, and actively support threatened butterflies and other pollinators 
that live in our neighborhoods,” said Kidspace CEO Lisa Clements. “This year we’re focusing 
on butterfly life cycle and habitat so that families can participate in supporting migratory species 
like the Monarch. We’ve joined forces with the University of Kansas to create a Monarch 
Waystation at the museum where visitors can learn how to spot, count, and record eggs and 
caterpillars, which is something they can continue to do at home.” 

Butterfly Season highlights include: 

• Pollinator takeover in Nature Exchange. View live butterflies and honey-bees, learn 
about the butterfly life cycle, and celebrate the role of pollinators in a healthy ecosystem. 
• Bug safaris. Kidspace will provide the magnifying glass and some expert tips; you 
bring your curiosity and keen creature-spotting skills and join in our search for eggs, caterpillars, 
and adult insects around campus. 
• Create a caterpillar. What kind of fuzzy caterpillar would you like to cre-ate? Shape 
your creature out of clay, and then add seeds to sprout a fuzzy fel-low of your own to take 
• Flower showers. You can support pollinators such as butterflies by growing plants that 
attract and feed them. Grab a watering can and learn about what plants butterflies and other 
pollinators rely on while helping the flowers grow.
• Fantasy flutter-by play. Dress up like a butterfly, sit in a “chrysalis,” and take your picture 
with a beautiful set of monarch wings. 
• Live caterpillar adoptions. They’re back! A living science project the whole family (or 
classroom) will enjoy; raising and releasing native Painted Lady but-terflies. The whole process 
takes about two weeks from tiny caterpillar through metamorphosis to lovely butterfly, 
ready to release into nature. Caterpillar adoptions are available onsite through the Kidspace 
store or online at All caterpillars must be picked up in person at 
the museum. Caterpillars start at just $6 for one, and care instructions are available online. 
In addition to celebrating butterflies and pollinators during Butterfly Season, families can enjoy 
their favorite Kidspace features including playing in the Interpretive Arroyo Stream and 
water features, navigating the Ant Tunnel, exploring what’s over the rainbow at the top of our 
Raindrop Climber, and getting hands-on with science in our Physics Forest. 

Visit to reserve tickets for Butterfly Season, included at no additional 
charge in museum general admission. For the latest announcements and updates, follow Kid-
space Children’s Museum on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 


Alverno Heights Academy Email: 
200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

Odyssey Charter School 

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara 
725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001 

E-mail address: 

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill 
Arcadia High School website: 
180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007 

Pasadena High School 

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee 

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez 
Arroyo Pacific Academy 


41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke St. Rita Catholic School 
E-mail address: 322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114 

Barnhart School 

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 


(626) 446-5588Head of School: Ethan Williamson Sierra Madre Elementary School 
Kindergarten - 8th grade 141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
website: (626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUIS

E-mail address: 
Bethany Christian School 

Sierra Madre Middle School 

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 

(626) 355-3527 

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom 
Preschool-TK-8th Grade 

E-mail address: 

Principal: Jonathon Haweswebsite: www. Walden School 
Clairbourn School 

74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
8400 Huntington Drive 

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166 
San Gabriel, CA 91775 
Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 

Weizmann Day School 

FAX: 626-286-1528 

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 


(626) 797-0204Foothill Oaks Academy Lisa Feldman: Head of School 
822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010 

Wilson Middle School 

(626) 301-9809 

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Principal: Nancy Lopez 

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln 

E-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 

Frostig School 

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109 

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 

(626) 396-3600 Website: 
(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke Arcadia Unified School District 
Email: 234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 821-8300 Website: 
The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Monrovia Unified School District 

(626) 355-2410 325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 
Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner (626) 471-2000website: Website: 

High Point Academy Duarte Unified School District 
1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 
Pasadena, Ca. 91107 (626)599-5000Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 Website: 

Arcadia Christian School 
La Salle College Preparatory 1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006 
3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
(626) 351-8951 website: 626-574-8229/626-574-0805Principal Dr. Jamal Adams Email:

Principal: Cindy Harmon 

Monrovia High School 


325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 
ment opportunities, coupled with real-life 


The YES Program is set apart from the 

skills, increases the likelihood of post-sec

typical summer internships because it 

ondary education. 

Monrovia, California -The California Park 

rience in administrative offices, a science and 

con-nects participants with caring mentors 

& Recreation Society has awarded the City of 

technology lab, afterschool club for youth 

to support their transition into adulthood. 

The YES Program not only serves just the 

Monrovia with the 2021 Creating Commu

and a performing arts studio. 

These important relationships serve as a 

youth, but the community has seen substan

nity Award of Excellence for the Youth Em-

safety net for teens who may be struggling to 

tial benefits over the past 13 years. Over 200 

ployment Services (YES) Program. Since its 

“It is an honor to be recognized across the 

find their way, or feeling overwhelmed with 

interns have graduated from the YES Pro-

inception in 2007, this eight-week summer 

State of California for such a premier rec-

academic challenges and pressure for college 

gram with many returning to become rec-

internship program is aimed at providing 

reation program for our youth,” said Larry 


reation leaders with the City of Monrovia, 

meaningful experi-ences for the youth while 

Spicer, Councilmember and liaison to the 

college interns with community organiza

also investing in tomorrow’s workforce. 

Community Services Commission. “We 

In an effort to diminish the achievement 

tions or as mentors to others in the program. 

are thankful to our many commu-nity part-

gap, the program provides interns with ac-

Overall, the YES Program provides youth 

To prepare the youth for the rigors of a mod

ners who make the YES Program successful. 

cess to relevant training topics that includes 

with vision for a better personal future and 

ern business environment, interns are provid-

Monrovia Unified School District, Monrovia 

computer skills, public speaking, interview 

discovery of new pathways for academic and 

ed with unique, but relevant work experience. 

Chamber of Commerce, Oak Crest Institute 

skills, resume development, customer service 

professional suc-cess. 

Through the City of Monro-via’s partnership 

of Science, the Boys and Girls Club of the 

expectations and personal financial respon

with local community organizations, interns 

Foothills and Centre Stage, just to name a 

sibility. The exposure to workforce develop-

receive the benefits of real-world work expe


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