Saturday, October 12, 2019

teacher training

Monarchs in the Classroom: Teacher Training Workshop
Confluence Park
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Monarch curriculum experts will show teachers how to use pollinators and the natural world in the classroom. Space will be limited.

Details and registration link coming soon.

Underwritten by the San Antonio River Authority and San Antonio River Foundation

 

 

Mariposa monarca: espíritu del Bosque
San Antonio Botanical Garden
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Monarch curriculum experts will show teachers how to use pollinators and the natural world in the classroom, en español. Space will be limited.

Details and registration link coming soon.

Underwritten by the National Wildlife Federation

 

Friday, October 18, 2019

OE or Not OE? The Trials of Raising Monarch Butterflies
San Antonio Botanical Garden

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Enjoy a Lunch-and-Learn workshop with Trinity University visiting scholar Dara Satterfield, an expert on the intricacies of Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, known in the monarch community as OE. OE infects monarchs and other butterflies that host on milkweed, sometimes resulting in butterfly crippling or death. Details and ticket info coming soon.
Underwritten by the San Antonio Botanical Garden and Trinity University   
Butterflies without Borders: Migration and Immigration in a Changing Climate
Pearl Stable
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for a timely discussion of politics and pollinators and the impact of climate change on migration and immigration. The panel discussion includes monarch butterfly expert Dara Satterfield, a Trinity visiting scholar and PhD in ecology; Austin-based National Public Radio correspondent John Burnett, who covers the border and immigration; and Rodrigo Medellín, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México ecologist, known as “the Batman of Mexico.” Brendan Gibbons, senior environmental reporter for the Rivard Report, will moderate.                                                                                                                                               Reception with cash bar and snacks will be served. Ticket info and details coming soon.

Underwritten by Pearl, Trinity University, and the Rivard Report

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Bug Lunch at San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio Botanical Garden
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Caterpillar canapes, anyone? How about ant egg appetizers?

Taste and experience insect-inspired cuisine, known as entomophagy,  at the San Antonio Botanical Garden Culinary tent with Jonathan Cammack, Texas A&M entomology PhD, Molly Keck, a Texas Agrilife Extension entomologist, and the talented SABOT chefs.

Menu, ticket info, and details coming soon.

Underwritten by the San Antonio Botanical Garden and Texas Agrilife Extension Service  

A Butterfly Haven somewhere in Michoacan“Flight of the Butterflies” Movie Screening at Yanaguana Gardens
Yanaguana Gardens
Dusk
FREE screening of the 2012 documentary “Flight of the Butterflies,” detailing the history of the discovery of the monarch butterfly roosting sites. Great for families, so bring a picnic!

Underwritten by Yanaguana Gardens.

Holy Agave Spirits It’s the Bat Man of Mexico!

Confluence Park
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
A presentation by Rodrigo Medellín, known as “the Bat Man of Mexico,” will help us understand how bats and other wildlife make tequila, mezcal and other food and drink items possible. Learn more about Medellín in the trailer for the 2015 BBC Documentary Natural World: The Bat Man of Mexico, narrated by David Attenborough.

Ticket info and details coming soon.

Underwritten by the San Antonio River Authority, the San Antonio River Foundation and UNAM. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival and Parade
Pearl
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
FREE
Get your wings on for our fourth annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival! Sunday features the People for Pollinators Parade, monarch butterfly tagging demos all day long, educational booths and family activities, pollinator gardening workshops and more.

COSTUMES ENCOURAGED! Take a look at the video below of last year’s festival, and check back often for schedule and event updates.  Hope to see you there!

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