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AT: Seaborne Garden Group- “The What, Why, and How of Gardening for Wildlife at Home”
May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Description. Pollinators face many challenges to their survival, and they need our
help. The good news is that we can take simple steps to help them―right here,
right now, right in our own gardens. In this talk, Lauren Simpson introduces our
pollinators, explains why they (and all insects and wildlife) need our help, and
offers simple tips for transforming our gardens into a wildlife paradise. Come join
us as we learn how to turn our own yard into a beautiful, native-plant
paradise―one that supports wildlife and pleases neighbors!
Since early 2015, Lauren Simpson has spent her spare time transforming her
Houston home gardens into a pollinator-friendly habitat, currently a Certified
Wildlife Habitat (National Wildlife Federation), a Monarch Waystation (Monarch
Watch, Waystation No. 10925), and a Certified Butterfly Garden (North American
Butterfly Association). She promotes insect conservation and wildscaping through
presentations, events, interviews, a website, and an educational Facebook
community entitled St. Julian’s Crossing-wildlife habitat – the name adopted for her
family’s Monarch Waystation. Ms. Simpson is a member of the Native Plant
Society of Texas (Houston Chapter) and the North American Butterfly Association
(Butterfly Enthusiasts of Southeast Texas Chapter). She has also received Level 1
and Level 2 certifications through the NPSOT Native Landscape Certification
Program (NLCP), has attended the “Monarch Conservation Workshop: Train the
Trainer” training, and serves on the NPSOT subcommittee for NLCP Level 4.
Ms. Simpson is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Houston Law
Center, where she teaches Lawyering Skills and Strategies. She is a spring 2016
recipient of the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award
(Instructor/Clinical category); one of three 2018 AALS Teachers of the Year
selected by the Law Center; and the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021 Student Bar
Association Professor of the Year for Law Center faculty teaching in the part-time program.