October 8                  “The Mystery and Magic of Monarch Butterflies” with Wanda DeWaard
6:00pm                          green|spaces, 63 E. Main St., Chattanooga

Monarchs are an iconic American butterfly known the world over as the only butterfly that makes a true migration. This amazing event occurs only in North America where the butterfly can travel over 2,000 miles to its winter destination. But this natural event is considered endangered.  We will discuss the life cycle of the eastern migrating population.  We will explore the challenges that these wonderful creatures face in order to migrate to Mexico each fall and then repopulate the eastern United States each spring and summer.  More importantly, we will share what an individual can do about it in their own back yard and communities.

Wanda DeWaard is an outdoor educator who strives to encourage self and Earth awareness by providing living/learning experiences in natural settings.  She has shared Earth Kinship and Environmental Awareness programs with people of all ages and a wide variety of backgrounds in community groups, schools, colleges, camps, environmental centers and teacher conferences since 1974.  She holds a Masters degree in Recreation and Environmental Education and has directed youth and family programs all over the United States as well as in Canada and Germany. Currently, Wanda works as an outdoor program consultant and freelance educator in the Great Smoky Mountains area.  Anything and everything in the natural world brings out her curiosity and contagious sense of adventure.   


November 3               Annual Meeting for the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones

December 10               Holiday Social

More details about 2018-19 programs will be coming soon.


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