CINCINNATI — xpedx partnered with Earth''s Birthday Project to bring a fun and educational science activity to classrooms across the U.S., according to a press release.
This spring, more than 1,200 butterfly kits were delivered to schools, allowing students to learn about the amazing transformation of caterpillars into butterflies, the release stated.
According to the release, the project was made possible at no cost to the schools through the support of xpedx and funding from the International Paper Foundation.
"The environmental-type program provides a unique and memorable hands-on experience that engages children in science and math," said Rick Ouellette, vice president of communications for xpedx.
"The students get the opportunity to use and develop their skills through the wonders of metamorphosis, anatomy and life cycles and through recording their observations with this project. In observing the life cycle of caterpillars, students are introduced to sustainability, one of xpedx''s most important initiatives,” Ouellette added.
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