Schoolchildren have helped to craft hundreds of paper butterflies that are on display around a museum in a bid to spark conversation about the climate crisis.

Pupils from Parkside Community College in Cambridge, United Kingdom were inspired to create the art installation, called The Butterfly Effect, after learning that butterflies act as an early warning sign of changes in the environment.

The butterflies, at Cambridge University’s Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, are on show alongside cardboard protest banners.

Dr Richard Fox, head of science at Butterfly Conservation, said it was important to understand how insects responded to a changing climate and take action to protect them.

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