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Week Four: Monarch Moments

"Munchkins & Monarchs: Ways to Engage & Empower Kids of All Ages in Saving the Monarchs" 
Speakers/Guides: Betsy Burgeson, 
Location: Smith Wilkes Hall

Betsy Burgeson, Chautauqua Institution’s Supervisor of Gardens and Landscapes, educator, master gardener, and mother of three “munchkins”, will give expert advice on the how-to’s of hand-raising monarchs…what to plant, how to identify monarch eggs, nurture caterpillars, feed adults, and release a healthy new generation.  Experience the wonder of transformation, and be a part of the monarch solution!


Betsy earned a Bachelor of Science in earth science and biology education and a master’s in science secondary education at Fredonia State University. She then taught biology for seven years at Panama Central in southern Chautauqua County. Betsy, a “third-generation gardener,” became the Supervisor of Gardens and Landscapes at Chautauqua Institution in 2015.

Earlier Event: July 14
Week Three: Purple Martin Chat
Later Event: July 17
Week Four: Lake Walk