Program on butterflies September 6

Special to The Times

The Henry County Master Gardeners will be hosting a meeting on pollinator plants and the Monarch butterfly. The event will be held at the Henry County Extension office on Tuesday, September 6 at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. Susan Meyers will be the guest speaker.

There will also be applications and information available for the upcoming 2017 Master Gardeners Class.

Susan received her BS in Microbiology and MS in Environmental Science from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge and Florida Institute of Technology respectively. She is currently employed as an instructor for Stone Mountain Memorial Association teaching K-12 students that visit the Park a variety of science-based lessons from geology to life cycles. She also is a graduate of and administers the Advanced Training for Environ-mental Education in Georgia Program.

After visiting the overwintering colonies in Mexico with Dr. Bill Calvert in March 2003, Susan was “bitten by the Monarch bug” and began volunteering with Monarchs Across Georgia, a committee of Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia. She facilitates educator workshops using the Monarchs & More curriculum, and incorporating the citizen science projects of MLMP, Journey North tracking, Monarch Watch tagging and Waystations, and Monarch Health. Organizing trips to the overwintering colonies in Mexico since 2004, she initiated and continues to coordinate the Mexico Book Project, bringing books written in Spanish to schools near the sanctuaries.