The 3rd Annual East Chicago Festival de la Monarca is taking flight again this year – in a new way! We’ve migrated the Festival to a virtual setting, providing a whole week of inspiring stories, activities and lessons you’ll love to learn about monarch butterflies. Join us -- right in your home or school -- September 14-19, 2020! Take your pick from more than 8 free events and activities planned.
Brought to you by The Nature Conservancy in Indiana in partnership with the City of East Chicago, Audubon Great Lakes, the Field Museum of Chicago, Save the Dunes, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, U.S. Forest Service and the Gibson Woods Chapter of Wild Ones.
Schedule and Zoom information for each session is located here: https://www.facebook.com/events/140202493983942/
Monday, Sept 14 from 5 - 6 pm CT: Learn Some Cool New Things About Monarchs and Become a Community Scientist!
Tues, Sept 15 from 5 - 6 pm CT: Monarchs & People – Risking Migration for a Better Life
Tues, Sept 15 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm CT: Aztec Dance Demonstration and Free Live Lesson!
Wed, Sept 16 from 5 -6 pm CT: Direct from Mexico: Challenges and Opportunities for Monarch Conservation
Wed, Sept 16 from 6:30 - 8 pm CT: Watch The Guardians, a Documentary Film with Live Commentary and Q&A Afterwards With the Producers
Thurs, Sept 17 from 5 - 6 pm CT: Native Plant Gardening 101
Fri, Sept 18 from 5 -6 pm CT: Pollinators in Peril: Why and What Can You Do About it?
Sat, Sept 19 from 10 - 11:30 am CT: Local Conservation Efforts by TNC and Partners: Making a Difference in a Challenging Environment
Photo: Monarch butterflies. Credit: Felix Lew/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0