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Monarchs Across Georgia "Pollinator Symposium"
Saturday, September 23, 2017 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Check-in at 8:30 a.m.)  
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, UGA 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.

Exhibitors will have displays set up offering pertinent information about pollinators.  The Abbey 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. The online registration deadline is September 16, 2017.  No on-site registration will be available.

Symposium Agenda

Exhibitors List

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