Age Group:All Ages
Joel will provide an overview of the Monarch Butterfly - the life cycle, the role of milkweed, migration and the tagging program. He will show us an example of live monarch tagging and release, with at least one live monarch, if possible. He will bring nets and, weather and circumstances permitting, we can go catch more monarchs in the yard to tag and release.
Joel works within the Des Moines Parks and Recreation department providing activities based on nature, conservation, and education. He helps people make a connection the to nature in our Des Moines Parks and in their own backyard. Joel uses art, technology, science, curiosity and any other medium to educate and help make people aware of their environment and the cool things that live there.
Indoor Program (2021)
This program is hosted indoors. Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.