Good morning Christa,
Please share the information below with all FFA advisors and Ag. teachers in the state or anyone that may be interested in attending this event.
Mrs. Carter will speak to the group at 9:00AM at the Jimmy Carter Museum lobby in Atlanta, Georgia. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Georgia Department of Education – Plains Field Office
Jimmy Carter NHS Education Program
300 North Bond Street
Plains, Georgia 31780
Please share this with anyone that may be interested in coming and learning about pollinators.
You are invited to come to a free program on the grounds at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta on June 18th. This event is sponsored by the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail, Jimmy Carter Library and Museum and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Partners for the event include: Monarchs Across Georgia, NABA, Freedom Farmer’s Market, Blue Heron Preserve, Friends of the Georgia State Parks, US Forest Service, Monarch Watch, Fernbank Science Center, Plains Historical Preservation Trust, Metro Beekeepers Association, UGA: Project Monarch Health, Monarch Rescue, Trees Atlanta, West Georgia Native Plant Society, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and Emory University: DeRoode Lab.
We will have 13 stations with experts ready to share information about pollinators. There will also be Citizen Science stations to learn how you and your family can help with tracking migration and health concerns for the Monarch butterfly. Some stations will offer interactive opportunities…. come make biodegradable pots to plant your favorite seeds, tour President Carter’s Pollinator Garden, learn how to tag Monarch butterflies, or made seed balls to carry home to plant. There will also be a free performance of the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail’s children’s play. All the programs on the grounds are free and for all ages.
This event will be in Atlanta, Georgia on the grounds of the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. The Freedom Parkway Farmer’s Market will be open from 9:00AM-1:00PM and will have some plant vendors selling native Georgia plants that provide nectar and serve as host plants for Georgia’s top butterflies.