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AT: Introduction to Monarch Conservation workshop by National Wildlife Federation

May 24 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 1:30 pm

$50

This workshop is a two-day course centering on the biology and ecology of monarch butterflies, including their physiology, life cycle, annual cycle and migration, natural threats (predators, weather), and human activities that impact their survival. The workshop also includes an overview of pollinators and pollinator conservation. You will also learn what the locally adapted native host plants (milkweeds) and nectar plants are in your area that also benefit many other wildlife species, including other pollinators and birds.

Main Topics:

  • Monarch anatomy, biology, life cycle and migration.
  • Monarch threats: parasites, disease, land use, and pesticides, among others.
  • Milkweed ecology, nectar plants, and pollination.
  • Outreach tools and materials, agencies and conservation groups involved in monarch conservation activities.
  • Citizen Science, communication skills, interpretation, and role play.
  • Outreach and Education strategies
  • Structure your own presentations

This two-day workshop will be held online on May 24th, from 8:00am-1:30pm, and on May 26th, same times, with breaks and time for Q & A. Registration page indicates the first day of the workshop (May 24th); however, once you fill out the registration form, you are registered to attend both days of the workshop, May 24 & 26. You will receive an e-ticket via the email you use to register for the workshop. Please check twice your email address before clicking the Register button to ensure we are able to communicate with you.