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Monarch Butterflies and Pollinator Gardening

by Becky Schnur


3:00 pm
South Tent

Becky Schnur will speak on pollinator gardens, their importance, and the plight of butterflies and other pollinator species. Participants will learn how to start their own pollinator gardens and how to identify various plant species that support pollinators such as butterflies and bees.

A resident of Warrick County, Becky has been a teacher at Boonville High School for 16 years and an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern Indiana for three years. She teaches environmental science, physical geology, and earth/space science. She engages her students in environmental projects such as a school recycling program, a schoolyard habitat area, and an urban gardening program to promote locally-grown produce. Through international fellowships to sites of scientific significance, Becky continues her own education. Living on the family farm for over 30 years, she is currently working to transform the homestead into a wildlife habitat area specifically for pollinators. Becky is a member of the newly formed Southwestern Indiana Sierra Club Network and serves on the Conservation Committee. Visit them on Facebook.

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