Monarchs Across Georgia Plant Sale featuring native milkweeds
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cobb County Water System Wildlife and Rain Garden
662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30008
This garden is one of the seven featured on the annual "Through the Garden Gate" tour sponsored by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County. Although this plant sale is open to the public, we encourage you to purchase tickets and enjoy the tour. ($20 in advance, $25 day of the tour). For more information, visit http://www.cobbmastergardeners.com/2017-garden-tourfair/
"Flight of the Butterflies" Film Showing
Saturday, June 17, 2017 11 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Midtown Art Cinema (located in Midtown Promenade)
931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30808
Join Monarchs Across Georgia in celebration of National Pollinator Week with the showing of this amazing film! EVENT FLYER
Your price of admission is a donation to the Environmental Education Alliance. Seating is limited so we encourage you to reserve your seat.
Please use THIS LINK for reservations and/or make your donation so that we can track and record the number of people attending. Please note that there is a $5.00 per ticket processing fee.
Native milkweeds will be for sale in the theater foyer after the showing at $6.00 each.
What is "Flight of the Butterflies"?
It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico. The technology immerses you in the astounding migration experience as two generations of the butterflies migrate north and then a Super Generation miraculously finds its way from Canada to a few isolated mountaintops in Mexico – to a place it has never been!
Learn more about the film on The Flight of the Butterflies official website. An Educator's Guide (K-12 in English or Spanish) is available for download.
Monarchs Across Georgia "Pollinator Symposium"
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Visitors Center)
2625 GA Highway 212, Conyers, GA 30094
Join Monarchs Across Georgia for a day of renowned speakers, butterfly and nature walks, exhibitors and demonstrations. Speakers and their topics will include:
- Sonia M. Altizer, Professor, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA - Monarch Butterflies
- Nancy Lee Adamson, Biologist, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center, Greensboro, NC- Native Bees
- Kim Bailey, Master Gardener, National Wildlife Habitat Stewart, Milkweed Meadows Farm, Hendersonville, NC - Hummingbirds
- Keren Giovengo, EcoScapes Program Manager, UGS Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Brunswick, GA - Gardening for Pollinators
All registrants will participate in the four speaker presentations but the final session of the day (weather permitting), you will need to choose between a butterfly or nature walk OR demonstrations of Monarch Watch tagging and Project Monarch Health. Each of these sessions is limited to 15 participants. Butterfly walks will be led by Phil Delestrez, Northern Resource Manager for Georgia State Parks and Father Francis Michael Stiteler, Land Manager for the Monastery. The nature walk will be led by Robby Astrove, Park Ranger at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve.
The Monastery garden store will also have native milkweeds and pollinator plants for sale.
$75 registration fee includes a one year membership to EEA and a box lunch with drink. Meat, vegetarian and gluten free options are available.
This venue has a limited seating capacity. We recommend that you register in advance online REGISTRATION FORM
Monarchs Across Georgia may be available to make presentations on monarchs and/or pollinator gardening to garden clubs, schools, or other interested groups OR to set up an exhibit at your community event. To request a presentation or exhibit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.