Come join GAPP and other dedicated conservation related groups for Endangered Species Day 2016 on Saturday, May 14th from 10am-2pm at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Representatives and partners of GAPP will be at the Garden educating the local community about pollinator conservation efforts in Georgia, and of course providing information on pollinator gardens!
This event draws groups from all over Georgia who participate in educational programs, outreach, and conservation, in order for the public to engage with some great people and conservation-centered organizations. Come face to face with a Bald eagle, or explore the world of carnivorous plants, the day is a great opportunity for family activity and fun! Tours with an Atlanta Botanical Garden Conservation staff member will be available at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm!
See you there!
This year over 3,000 visitors came to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, to participate in Endangered Species Day. An annual event that promotes the conservation of animal and plant species through educational outreach. This was the second year that The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership team has participated, along with many other private, public and non-profit groups that promote conservation across Georgia.
The GAPP team was focused on educating the public about three essential things:
1.The threats our native pollinators face
2. The economic importance of pollinators in our food supply
3. And of course to promote and advocate for more green space, and pollinator gardens in metro Atlanta!
Other organizations also participated in Endangered Species Day, including the US Forest Service, Zoo Atlanta, the Fish and Wildlife Service, Georgia Power, Georgia DNR, Georgia State University, the Atlanta Audubon Society, and more.
With so many vendors there were many fun activities that children and adults could participate in. Children enjoyed participated in dressing up as a pollinator, and also loved seeing all of the live animals in attendance like the bald eagle above, who comes every year with Georgia Department of Natural Resources!
Be sure to join us next year at Endangered Species Day for more pollinator conservation information and a chance to meet the GAPP team and have any of your Pollinator Garden questions answered!