Butterflies without Borders: the Monarch Migration and our Changing Climate

BUTTERFLIES WITHOUT BORDERS SYMPOSIUM
The Monarch Migration in our Changing Climate                                                 October 20th, 7PM- 9PM, Pearl Stable                                                                      Tickets available here.                                                                                            

Butterflies know no walls, but recent changes in our political landscape have created divisions throughout the Monarch butterfly corridor. At the same time, each of the last three years has also been the hottest, temperature wise, in recorded history–and 2017 will be no exception. Our tri-national panel will explore the consequences and intersections of politics and pollinators.

Dr. Carlos Galindo Leal, Director of Scientific Communication at the National Commission of Biodiversity in Mexico (CONABIO). Galindo Leal has worked as Director of the Mexican Forest Program for World Wildlife Fund (WWF). He has authored several books, including “Danaidas, the wonderful monarch butterflies.”

 

Louise Hénault-Ethier, Director of Science, the David Suzuki Foundation, Montréal. Hénault-Ethier’s job is to make science understandable to the public. In addition to pollinator advocacy, Hénault-Ethier champions entomophagy, the eating of insects as food and using insects to address the surplus of food waste being dumped into our landfills.

 

Elizabeth Howard, founder of Journey North, one of the premiere citizen science organizations in the country, tracks and advocates for all kinds of wildlife migrations—hummingbirds, whales and Monarchs. Her organization’s live online tracking map allows participants to upload and see their data in real-time.

 

Dr. Chip Taylor, founder of Monarch Watch, a citizen science initiative that tags and tracks Monarch butterflies. Known as one of the grandfathers of the Monarch butterfly conservation movement, Taylor oversees the program from the University of Kansas at Lawrence.

 

Moderator Dan Goodgame works as vice-president for executive communications at cloud computing leader Rackspace. Self described as a “recovering journalist,” Goodgame’s tenure as a top editor at TIME and FORTUNE, as a White House correspondent, and covering the Middle East and Europe made him a Pulitzer Prize finalist and best-selling author.

 

Special thanks to our Community Sponsors, the Mexican Cultural Institute and Trinity University, for helping make this event possible.

 

And big thanks to our Keystone Sponsors for overall support of our Festival. GRACIAS!