Tuesday, September 15, 2009

You’re invited to Insect-ival!

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA

Saturday, September 19
9:30am – 12:30pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory
$3 per person; $10 maximum per family
Children under 2 years of age admitted free

Join us for this creepy, crawly, and definitely fun Family Festival. Discovery stations, roach and beetle races, puppet shows and lots of live insects highlight this year’s event. Children can complete a series of discovery station activities to receive a special insect prize. At 11:00am we will host a butterfly release on the lawn of the International Garden. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to view dozens of native butterflies flap their wings above your head. These native butterflies are reared locally and sustainably. Insect-ival is sponsored by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, UGA Lund Club, UGA Department of Entomology, and the Georgia Museum of Natural History.

For more information, please contact the Garden’s Education Department at 706-542-6156 or sbgeduc@uga.edu.

Symposium and Plant Sale Thursday

Join us Thursday, September 17 from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm for a one-day symposium focusing on Georgia Gold Medal plants. There will be plenty of information and inspiration, plus a Gold Medal plant sale, silent auction and a few door prizes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The $40 cost includes lunch.

The plant sale runs from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm. You do not have to be registered for the symposium to visit the plant sale, so make plans to stop by during your lunch break. We look forward to seeing you there!