Spring is in the air!  The birds are chirping. The fish are jumping. Students at Jane Long Elementary School are watching their caterpillars turn into butterflies, and they invite YOU to take a look as well!

That’s right! Thanks to 5th grade teacher, Debra Helbert and USTREAM, students can watch real-time footage of their Monarch caterpillars changing right before their very eyes! Whether they are at school, home, or anywhere else with an Internet connection, students can take a peek and see how their caterpillars are doing!

“I just wanted more students to be able to see the caterpillars, more often,” says Debra.

A webcam, tripod, and USTREAM later, students throughout the district, and indeed the world, can check out these amazing creatures.

See for yourself!