Malvern Students Release Thousands of Ladybugs for Earth Day

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MALVERN, PA — On April 21, the young students at Chesterbrook Academy Preschool in Malvern showed their appreciation for the natural world by joining together to release over 4,500 ladybugs! As part of their Earth Day celebrations, the children donned special ladybug-inspired attire, complete with red and black clothing and antennae.

Not only did the students welcome these little insects back into the environment by placing them on plants, flowers, and trees, but they also took part in art projects that reflected their love for the planet. Through these activities, Chesterbrook’s young learners were able to explore and learn about the beauty and importance of our planet!

In the days preceding the celebration of Earth Day, the students at Chesterbrook Academy delved into the subject of sustainable pest control. They discovered that ladybugs are nature’s own solution to harmful insect infestations, making excellent garden companions by feeding on these unwanted critters that could otherwise threaten the growth of trees, shrubs and gardens.

This valuable teaching forms part of Chesterbrook Academy’s overarching lesson in the importance of community and fostering a strong relationship with nature from a young age.

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