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!

Pollinator talks at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Science Cafe is returning to the The Atlanta Botanical Garden this summer, and this years theme is Pollinators in The Garden! These informal talks will be held every second Sunday, May- October, and are an excellent way for researchers and scientists to interact and engage with public audiences. This year the schedule includes researchers and scientists from the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, USDA and the Xerces society who will highlight the importance of pollinator conservation and pollinator gardens.

The series kicks off this Sunday May 8th at 2pm with Scott Hoffman Black,  the Xerces Society’s Executive Director. Scott has a passion and commitment to pollinator conservation and is actively involved in endangered species conservation, campaigning for pollinator conservation, and educating land users on sustainable land management practices.

So come and enjoy these talks, and learn from the experts what all the buzz is about. Admission to the Garden is required, however the lectures are free. For more information, including the speaker schedule please visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden website here. See you there!


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!