Discovery day at the Jimmy Carter Library

Come and join the GAPP team and other partners on Saturday June 18th from 9:00am to 1:00pm for a fun day of hands-on Monarch butterfly and pollinator activities at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Sponsored by the Rosalyn Carter Butterfly Trail, The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the discovery day will feature booths for children and adults to learn more about pollinator conservation.
Partners for the event include Monarchs across Georgia, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Emory University and many many more who plan to have exciting activities and information for participants.
So come and enjoy this FREE event, interact with some of Georgia’s most dedicated pollinator conservationists and learn what we are doing to promote pollinator abundance and health in Georgia!
As an added bonus the Freeedom Farmers’ Market will also be attending and operating at the event, which features several native plant vendors! So if you missed all those native plant sales we blogged about at the beginning of this month, here is your chance to get some great natives for your pollinator garden!
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Endangered Species Day 2016

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!

 

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GAPP Participates in Endangered Species Day

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!

Educational Outreach at the GAPP table

Educational Outreach at the GAPP table

Visitors enjoy the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) out the front of the garden.

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!

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