Butterflies without Borders: Monarch Butterflies and our Changing Climate, a scientific symposium.
Butterflies know no walls, but recent changes in our political landscape have created divisions throughout the Monarch butterfly corridor while temperatures throughout the continent continue to escalate to unprecedented levels, year after year. What do these political and atmospheric changes bode for pollinator advocacy, the Monarch butterfly migration in particular?
Join us for a lively and timely discussion that will explore the intersections and consequences of politics and pollinators.
General admission: $15
Rivard Report Members: $10
Pollinator Posse Sponsors: $10
Student tickets: $5
Questions? Contact Katy Silva at [email protected]
Our tri-national panel includes:
Dr. Chip Taylor, founder of Monarch Watch leads the citizen science initiative that tags and tracks Monarch butterflies. Known as one of the grandfathers of the Monarch butterfly conservation movement, Taylor oversees the program from the University of Kansas at Lawrence.
Elizabeth Howard, founder of Journey North, one of the premiere citizen science organizations in the country, tracks and advocates for all kinds of wildlife migrations—hummingbirds, whales and Monarchs.
Dr. Carlos Galindo Leal, Director of Scientific Communication at the Ministry of biodiversity in Mexico (CONABIO) and author of the book «Danaidas, the Wonderful Monarch Butterflies.»
Louise Hénault-Ethier, Director of Science, the David Suzuki Foundation, Montréal and expert in entomophagy and entotechnology, the applicatoin of insects as food and feed.
Dan Goodgame will moderate.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
H-E-B San Antonio River Authority John and Florence Newman Foundation, The Historic Pearl, Texas Butterfly Ranch, Mexican Cultural Institute San Antonio, Trinity University
And special thanks to Larry Barocas, Strategic Management Group, Snowden Lane Partners, for underwriting our VIP reception and David Ladensohn Plowshare Mediation.
Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Jenna Mallette at [email protected]