National Butterflyway Schools program

Until March 23, we are looking for up to 150 schools to participate in our first-ever Butterflyway Schools program.

About the Butterflyway Schools

The Butterflyway Project is a citizen-led movement growing highways of habitat for bees and butterflies across Canada.

Over the past three years, the Butterflyway Project has helped plant butterfly-friendly pollinator patches in hundreds of schoolyards. With the help of the Kenneth M. Molson Foundation and Monarch Nation, we want to create schoolyard Butterflyways in more than a dozen cities this year!

Butterflyway Schools recruitment

Participating schools will get free wildflowers to plant at their school, plus a Butterflyway garden sign and educational materials. They’ll learn about the wonders of bees, butterflies and wildflowers at a webinar in the spring. Locally sourced native wildflowers will be available for pickup in each community in late spring. All schools will be included in a national Butterflyway Schools map at the end of the season.

The Butterflyway Schools pilot project is only open to schools in the cities below. If your school is in another community, applicants can be added to our waiting list. We hope to find funding to bring the Butterflyway Schools program to more communities in the fall.

Butterflyway School cities for spring 2020: Calgary, Collingwood, Markham, Ottawa, Richmond, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Toronto, Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, Victoria, Windsor, Winnipeg.

Thank you to all the school representatives who applied. The application deadline was March 23 and schools will be notified by March 26, 2020.