Love nature? Love butterflies?

Love Nature?  Love butterflies? 

This is the topic to be explored at one session of the upcoming Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s Earth Day Festival on April 30.
WACF is organizing more than twenty educational, fun, hands-on programs, and activities to be held outdoors at WACF Education Center south
of Syracuse.
Plan to stop by the Chautauqua-Wawasee booth because they need your help to save the Monarch butterfly!
You will learn from the butterfly lady herself, Cindy Gackenheimer, Flutterby Gardens, Claypool, as she shares about the metamorphosis of a butterfly, the Monarch migration pattern this year, and practical steps you can take to help the Monarch.  The booth will provide a “kid-friendly” hands-on learning experience where participants can play a migration game. Also, a special craft is offered which involves stamping the butterfly life cycle on a take-home canvas bag, along with free pollinator seeds to plant which attracts butterflies to your garden or landscape for years to come.
Cost: Free
When: Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, located at 11586 IN-13, south of Syracuse.
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Thomas Jefferson played by J.D. Sutton

Chautauqua-Wawasee is inviting you for an encounter with Thomas Jefferson the man who defined American Independence. World-renowned Jefferson re-enactor, J.D. Sutton, as 77-year-old Mr. Jefferson is retired, but still busy.  He’s looking back on his life, reflecting on his “services” to our country, the things he’s been able to accomplish as well as things left undone. And so, he’s invited you to his home, so he can explain the events of his life.

After Mr. Jefferson’s talk, join us on the lawn at Oakwood Resort at 7:30 for the annual Patriotic Pops concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Stop by our tent to receive a free patriotic gift.

What: Jefferson performance by reenactor J.D. Sutton
When: June 26, 4:30 – 5:30
Where: Wawasee High School Auditorium,  Syracuse, Indiana
Tickets: Free
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WACF Earth Day Event

Love Nature?

“How do you know it loves you back?

Chautauqua Wawasee has a unique program for WACF’s Earth Day, April 30.  For the first time ever, Dani Tippman, Cliff Kindy and John Edgerton are collaborating to discuss a message of hope, harmony, and humility. 

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.  REMEMBRANCE: 

Water is Life; Human/Plant diversity makes us stronger. (Facilitated by Dani Tippman)

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.  DIALOGUE: 

How can we accept the coming difficulties of our distressed planet, so that we and our children can meet them with courage, empathy and resilience? (Facilitated by Cliff Kindy)

12:45 – 1:35 p.m. EARTH STORIES:    

Sharing stories about how we each are needed in the web of life, and how harmony and mutual understanding are vital to our survival. These ancient stories are now beginning to be validated by modern science. (Facilitated by John Edgerton)

 

Learn about Native American methods for plant diversification; organic farming techniques with water conservation and carbon-free methods; and ancient stories that are now beginning to be validated by modern science.  This program is free.

Chautauqua Wawasee will also have a booth where Cindy Gackenheimer of Flutterby Gardens in Claypool will share information about Monarch butterflies and how to attract them in your yard.  Free flower seeds will be available.

Earth Day

 

When: WACF’s Earth Day April 30, 10:00 – 2:00  

Where:  WACF Amphitheater