The Magic of Monarchs: Spring Membership & Awards Luncheon

Please join other nature lovers for our Spring Membership & Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Receptions in Geneva as we explore "The Magic of Monarchs".

Our speaker is Doug Taron, PhD, Chief Curator at the Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.  Doug is a true lover of butterflies, and founded the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network as well as built a research program for breeding imperiled butterflies at the
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, where he is in charge of all living things.  He will share with us the natural history, life cycle and migration of the Monarch butterfly, and will talk about conservation efforts to help this fascinating and unfortunately struggling species.  We will also discuss the Fox Valley Monarch Corridor Project, and offer ways for you to help Monarchs.  There will even be milkweed plants available for you to purchase! 

In addition to our speaker, we will present the Paul D. Pierotti Memorial Scholarship to two college students looking to pursue careers in environmental studies.  Our Artist-In-Residence Joel Sheesley will also be on hand displaying and talking about some of his stunning Fox River paintings, which will be on exhibit beginning September 20th at the Schingoethe Center at Aurora University.

Cost to attend the luncheon is $35/person for Members of The Conservation Foundation and $50/person for Non-Members.  Tables of eight can be purchased for $250/Member Organization and $375/Non-Member Organization.

The historic Riverside Receptions is located at 35 North River Lane in Geneva.  We hope to see you as we gather in support of Monarchs with the beautiful Fox River as our backdrop.