What should visitors bring?
We encourage groups to bring orange or pineapple slices to entice the butterflies into landing. Please bring your fruit slices in sealed containers, and dispose of it before leaving.
Students should dress in layers – October weather can be chilly, and the greenhouses are kept at sub-tropic to tropic temperatures (25 – 30ºC plus humidity).
What should visitors NOT bring?
We suggest that students avoid bringing backpacks or large bags, as there is no secure place for their storage. Students should leave all valuables at home.
What is Let’s Talk Science?
Let’s Talk Science is a national volunteer organization of graduate and upper year undergraduate students in fields related to science and engineering. The mandate of this organization is to increase literacy and interest in science, engineering, and technology. In Ottawa, Let’s Talk Science draws its volunteers from both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
All butterfly show tours are presented by Let’s Talk Science volunteers. If you have any questions about Let’s Talk Science, or are interested in forming a partnership for free, curriculum based, hands-on science demonstrations in your classroom, please ask your butterfly show tour guides, or visit our Ottawa area or National Let’s Talk Science websites at:
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