8:30 am - 12:30 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Classroom 2, Visitor's Center $50 Sponsored by: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Contact: Connie Cottingham PR & Special Events Coordinator 706-542-6014
An elective class in the certificate in native plants series. Learn more about human dependence on pollinators and discover how to safeguard them in backyards and local ecosystems through gardening, bee-house building and eco-friendly lifestyles.This class includes a field search for native bees and butterflies along with their host and nectar plants. Also included is an indoor lab on life cycles and natural histories of these interesting organisms. Students also will learn techniques for propagating pollinator-friendly plants. As part of the Monarch Watch Citizen Science project, participants will learn to tag and release butterflies on their migration to Mexico.