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Date(s) - Saturday, September 5
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Join us for this Citizen Science Event!

On Saturday morning, September 5th, (rain date September 12th) from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, local monarch enthusiast, Julie Kring, will be leading a workshop on raising and tagging monarch butterflies as a part of Awbury’s citizen science theme this year.

As a member of the Monarch Teacher Network, Julie has been raising monarchs from egg to adult each summer for the last 10 years following her time as an art teacher at UrbanPromise in Camden, NJ.  

She will be demonstrating how to create a rearing tent for raising monarchs from egg to caterpillar to adult, and participants will see butterflies ready to tag and release before beginning their fall migration to the Oyamel Fir forests of Mexico. 

Julie Kring is an artist, art educator, and monarch enthusiast.  She has been raising monarchs each summer by collecting their eggs from area milkweed plants and releasing them to make their migratory journey to Mexico.  In 2010 she accompanied a class of students from Camden, NJ to Central Mexico to witness the millions of migrating monarchs that overwinter there each year.  

Location: This event will take place at the Farm/Agricultural Village at Awbury Arboretum. 6336 Ardleigh Street, Phila, PA.  Click here for directions.

15 participants only.  All participants must wear masks.