Connect to Protect Educational Activities

Connect to Protect Coloring Book

Connect to Protect is a program that combines beautiful public displays of native plants with educational materials to foster an understanding of the role that native plants play in maintaining biodiversity in urban and suburban landscapes of Georgia.

To help engage a younger generation and make them aware of natives and pollinators in our environment, the State Botanical Garden created a coloring book with the connect to protect them. Below are links to the pages from the coloring book for you to download and use at home.

Bumblebee and Blueberry

European Honeybee and Grey Headed Coneflower

Gulf Frittilary and Passion Vine

Life Cycles

Long Tailed Skipper and Georgia Aster

Monarch Butterfly and Milkweed

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and Coral Honeysuckle

Spicebush Swallowtail and Cardinal Flower

White Lined Sphinx Moth and Sundrop

Yucca Moth and Yucca

Zebra Swallowtail and Garden Phlox

How to “Connect to Protect”

Connect to Protect creates displays of plants native to your area of Georgia that supply insects with a source of food. The goal of this collaborative project is to provide the public information, plant materials, and educational tools for teaching the significance of incorporating native plants on large and small scales alike. Connect to Protect gardens range in size from potted gardens to full sized gardens.

Environmental educators from the State Botanical Garden are available to provide educational programs built around the Connect to Protect philosophy. By doing this, SBG ensures that the next generation of Georgians will  understand and appreciate the connections between plants, animals, and people.

Science & Conservation staff and Education staff from the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will work with you to customize your Connect to Protect garden to suit your site and individual needs. Contact us at

See Connect to Protect in action: Our Macon Garden »

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Contact our Education Department

Contact our Education Department at 706-583-0894 or