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Mar
16

Milkweeds of Arkansas and their Creatures

Saturday, March 16th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Crystal Bridges Museum, Classrooms Bellows & Cassatt (B&C), 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR, 72712 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Join us for a special presentation by Laurie Scott, Wild One Ozark Chapter's Vice President, highlighting the different species of milkweed that grow in Arkansas and the many creatures that they support, including the monarch butterfly. You will learn which milkweeds will grow best in different conditions, as well as why these unique plants are so important to our local ecosystem.

Join us for an informal community Q & A session after the presentation!

Laurie is the Lab Coordinator and Land Manager in the Science Department at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC). At NWACC, Laurie maintains the native plant beds and greenhouse, coordinates seed collection, cleaning, stratification, and germination of native plants propagated on the NWACC campus, and maintains the Outdoor Living Laboratory. Laurie is also on the steering committee for the Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Partnership (AMCP), where she co-chairs the Monitoring and Research committee for AMCP and is an active member of AMCP's Education and Outreach committee. Laurie is also an Arkansas Master Naturalist as well as a member of Quail Forever and the Ozark chapter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS). 

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