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Johnstone LectureFamiliar Creatures Communicate Big Messages in North American Schools

September 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Johnstone Lecture

Estela Romero has coordinated the Symbolic Migration program in her hometown of Angangueo, Michoacán for fifteen years. This program mimics the migration of monarchs, carrying thousands of paper butterflies from Canadian and USA students to Mexico to overwinter at schools near the real monarchs and then returning them the following spring. Estela not only brings these “ambassador butterflies” to the children but environmental and cultural lessons. Like Estela, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia collaborates with many to teach environmental science to children through endearing, familiar creatures. After Estela’s talk, SBG Director of Education Cora Keber will give a short summary of similar programs and collaborations at the garden.

7 p.m., reception and book signing following. Free but reservations requested by September 11.

 

The Johnstone Lecture, sponsored by FRIENDS of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, was named in honor of the State Botanical Garden’s first director, Dr. Francis E. Johnstone, Jr.  

Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone:
706-542-6138
Email:
lpbryant@uga.edu

Venue

Visitor Center & Conservatory
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

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