Hope takes wing in butterfly program at prison
Saturday, May 12, 2012
BELFAIR, Wash. (AP) -- In a small greenhouse just outside the fence at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women, nearly 1,800 rare butterflies await release into what conservationists hope will become their new permanent homes in prairies around Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Anticipation might be greatest among the small group of inmates that is rearing those butterflies from egg to maturity.
The butterfly research program is sponsored by The Evergreen State College and the Sustainable Prisons Project. The partnership between the college and the Department of Corrections is promoting science and nature learning in prisons.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/