Gloucester Hortcultural Society present Joan Harvey and Mary Ash

The Marvel of the Monarch

March 18, 2024 7:00 pm –

Pat Clarke Community Centre

4355 Halmont Dr Ottawa, ON


Member Price: Free

Event Details

This talk will cover many facets of Monarch butterflies: life cycle, migration, number trends and reasons, and how to construct a welcoming garden

Featured Speaker

Joan Harvey and Mary Ash

“The Monarch Teacher Network was created in the United States in 2001, and was first introduced to Canada in Kingston during the summer of
2003. The following year, 2004, Joan and Mary attended their workshop on Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies and they were
hooked. The following year, 2005, Johanna took the workshop and joined the team. Until they retired, they spent considerable time in their
classrooms teaching the curriculum using the subject of the Monarch.
Initially they presented workshops to train other teachers on how to use the butterflies to present the curriculum for grades JK-12; but with the
decline of Monarch numbers, they shifted their focus to creating habitat, that is, butterfly gardens, to support them. To date they have formally
been instrumental in the creation of 18+ school gardens and 10+ community gardens in the area, as well as having trained hundreds of
teachers. They now present to Horticultural groups, Retirement Homes, and other Community Interest Groups.”

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