Missouri Prairie Foundation & Grow Native! Offer Weekly Webinars & Master Classes in April 2021

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The Missouri Prairie Foundation and its Grow Native! native program continue its popular online programming.

More than 6,000 live attendees have enjoyed the online programming offered by the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) and its 21-year-old Grow Native! program from January through March 2021. MPF continues its popular webinar and master class schedule in April.

During these virtual learning opportunities hosted each week at 4:00 p.m., participants can learn from a variety of speakers on topics such as native rock gardening, monarch butterflies, and native plants and water quality.

Speakers will include Scott Woodbury, manager of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve; Dr. Chip Taylor, founder of Monarch Watch; Mary Culler, executive director of Stream Teams United; Dale Blevins, retired hydrologist and MPF board member; Dr. Lisa Schulte-Moore, researcher at Iowa State University; Ronda Burnett, community conservation planner and chair of the Grow Native! program; and Sara Dykman, author of Bicycling with Butterflies, and the first person to follow the eastern population of monarch butterflies on their roundtrip, multigenerational migration. From Mexico to Canada and back, Dykman’s 10,201-mile adventure—on a beat-up bicycle—was a call to action.

Webinars are free, 30-minute programs, with time for questions after the presentations. Master classes are more specialized, with presenters sharing 50-minutes of material, with time for questions after the presentations. Master classes are free to MPF members and Grow Native! professional members, and $15 for non-members.

Not a member? Join at moprairie.org/membership/ and attend all master class programming as a benefit of membership. Landscape architect continuing education credits are available for most master classes and some webinars.

April Webinars and Master Class Schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 7: Grow Native! Master Class: Gardening on the Rocks with Scott Woodbury (Check out Woodbury’s new Grow Native! Native Rock Garden plan here, along with an audio file from Scott about the plan.)
  • Wednesday, April 14: Grow Native! Webinar: Monarch Population Trends, Conservation & Climate Change
  • Thursday, April 22: Earth Day Special Grow Native! Webinar: Special Earth Day Webinar: Keeping our Water Healthy: Native Plants and Watersheds Panel
  • Wednesday, April 28: MPF Webinar: Bicycling with Butterflies: Sara Dykman

Purchase her new book, Bicycling with Butterflies, at the MPG/Grow Native! online Gift Shop. Order now through April 28 and the book will include an autographed bookplate. The first 30 pre-orders will come with an art print from the author. Order Bicycling with Butterflies here.

Register online for each webinar and master class, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you the week of the event. Recordings of the programming will be sent to all registrants, the free webinars will be posted publicly at the MPF YouTube Channel.

The nonprofit Missouri Prairie Foundation is a 55-year-old prairie conservation organization and nationally accredited land trust. Grow Native! is MPF’s 21-year-old native plant marketing and education program serving the lower Midwest. For more information about webinars and master classes, the Grow Native! program, or the Missouri Prairie Foundation, call 888-843-6739 or send a message to info@moprairie.org.

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