Join Monarchs Across Georgia VIRTUALLY for this two-day, pollinator-filled event to learn more about what is being done throughout the state to conserve, protect, and educate the public about important insect pollinators. The symposium will kick-off with a keynote address from Brannen Basham on “Restoring Pollinator Habitat.” Other topics on day 1 include Project Monarch Health, Bee Smart Eat Smart, Pocket Pollinator Gardens and a Children's Garden tour. Day 2 offers three virtual field trips with pollinator and plant conservation experts.
Special thanks to The State Botanical Garden of Georgia for hosting the virtual presentation of this event.
Saturday, October 3, 2020: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Sunday, October 4, 2020: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
$40 for EEA members / $65 for non-EEA members
Saturday, October 3, 2020
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Orientation
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker
10:15 - 10:25 a.m. BREAK
10:25 - 10:55 a.m. Session #1
10:55 - 11:25 a.m. Session #2
11:25 - 11:35 a.m. BREAK
11:35 - 12:05 p.m. Session #3
12:05 - 12:35 p.m. Session #4
12:35 - 12:45 p.m. Wrap-up Day 1
Sunday, October 4, 2020
1:00 - 1:40 p.m. Virtual Field Walk #1
1:40 - 1:50 p.m. BREAK
1:50 - 2:30 p.m. Virtual Field Walk #2
2:30 - 2:40 p.m. BREAK
2:40 - 3:20 p.m. Virtual Field Walk #3
3:20 - 3:30 p.m. Wrap-up Day 2
Project Monarch Health
Monarch Health is a citizen science project working to track the prevalence of the protozoan parasite Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (OE) in monarch butterflies in North America. Learn how you can be involved in this vital research.
Bee Smart Eat Smart
Bee Smart Eat Smart is a curriculum designed to teach kids of all ages various cooking techniques and the importance of pollinators in our food systems. Without a healthy pollinator population, we would not have the delicious healthy kid-friendly recipes that we will try out during this session.
Pocket Pollinator Gardens
Even small spaces can host a delightful array of insect visitors. Explore techniques for creating your own potted prairie with Georgia native fillers, spillers, and thrillers!
Children’s Garden Tour
Join our Children’s Garden Coordinator for a tour of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden with a focus on pollination, education and how each gallery serves the role of teaching about the natural environment.
Native Grasses Walk
The participants of the native grasses walk will learn the benefits of native grasses in the Elaine Nash Prairie Restoration Project.
The participants of the pollinator garden walk will discover the insect residents and learn about the different species that we find. Join us and increase your insect identification skills.
Nature Photography Walk
Please join our Nature Rambler and experience the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden while learning about the principals of nature photography.