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Flint Riverquarium helps students release butterflies

Melissa Martin Melissa Martin
Students at Northside Elementary School got an up close look at butterflies as they released them into the wild Tuesday.

It's in celebration of the Flint Riverquarium's 10th birthday.

The Riverquarium gave cocoons to each elementary school in Dougherty County a few weeks ago, with a plan to release the butterflies September 5th. But these hatched a little early.

"You learn a lot of stuff in the school, you see it written down and you hear it talked about. But to actually see, it just adds another level of learning. So I think it's very important to have that hands on and that visual," said Melissa Martin, the Flint Riverquarium Education Manager.

This is building up to a big birthday bash for the Riverquarium next weekend.

You're invited to check out the traveling butterfly exhibit at the Riverquarium September 5th and 6th.

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