Class Description: The monarch butterfly is among the world's most recognized and researched insects. Scientists are concerned about threats to this creature's habitats, migration, and reproduction - but you can help! Data collected by citizen scientists is vital to professional scientists researching monarch butterfly behavior, parasites, migration, and more. In this workshop, you will: 1) learn about several on-going monarch monitoring projects and find out how you can participate; 2) discover which milkweeds are best for monarchs; 3) get hands-on practice tagging and netting monarchs.
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Location: Kapnick Center; White Classroom (124)
Class Size: 25 participants
Cost: $10 Garden Members/ $15 Non-members
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 19, 5:00pm
Instructor Bio: Britt Patterson-Weber received her B.A. in Anthropology & Linguistics from the Univ. of Montana – Missoula in 2002. Since then, she has been the Deputy Director of the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium in Fort Myers; Education Director at The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, in Missoula, Montana; Program Specialist at Pigeon Key Marine Science Foundation, off the coast of Marathon, Florida; and Director of Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau, an environmental education program for all ages at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Currently, she is the Youth Programs Manager at the Naples Botanical Garden, where she coordinates youth and family education programs and manages the Smith Children’s Garden.