Second grade students at Sierra Vista Elementary School raised butterflies to release into the school’s pollination station on campus. When the children started, the larvae were a greenish blue color, and smaller than the head of a pin. Each student had a larva in a container on their desk, and they made bi-weekly observations in their science journals. About three weeks later, the caterpillars entered the chrysalis stage, and they were placed in a butterfly cage. After about one week, the chrysalis turned black, and beautiful painted lady butterflies emerged. A week later, the children released their butterflies into their natural habitat in Sierra Vista’s pollination station. Each child had a chance to hold the butterflies, and some butterflies even came back to say goodbye!