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Press Release - Butterfly Education Day

 

BUTTERFLY EDUCATION DAY

San Onofre Foundation Celebrates Butterfly Trail Stewardship

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 11am to 3pm

May 7, 2013 San Clemente, California

San Onofre Foundation Director, Justin McCarty

The San Onofre Foundation, whose mission is to support education and interpretive efforts at San Clemente and San Onofre State Beaches, is sponsoring:

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· Butterfly Education Day

· on May 19, 2013, from 11am to 3pm

· at San Clemente State Beach Campground, Campfire Center and Butterfly Trail

225 Avenida Califia, San Clemente, CA 92672

· an educational family friendly celebration

 

This event is sponsored by San Onofre Foundation in partnership with California State Parks. Additional grant support is provided by The National Environmental Education Foundation and the San Clemente Garden Club. Participants are encouraged to enjoy a picnic at the park – bring your lunch and learn about the importance of Butterflies in your community.

The schedule of events for the day includes Butterflies of Orange County & Insights from Peter J. Bryant, Ph.D., The Natural History of Orange County. The day will also include:

· Planting Milkweed on the Butterfly Trail

· Butterfly Tent with live butterflies

· Live exhibits, native plants, and pollinator crafts

· Tours of the Historic Cottage and Guided Trail Hikes

· Free face painting and popcorn

· Special event parking is $5.00 for the day

For a complete event schedule, additional information, and volunteer opportunities please visit: www.sanofoundation.org, or call 949-366-8599

BUTTERFLY EDUCATION DAY

San Onofre Foundation Celebrates Butterfly Trail Stewardship

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 11am to 3pm

EVENT SCHEDULE

11:00-12:30 Planting Milkweed on Butterfly Trail

11:00-3:00 Butterfly Tent, Live Exhibits, Life Cycles, Host & Nectar Plants

11:00-3:00 Pollinator Garden Crafts

11:00-3:00 Native Plants – Pollinator Habitat Experts, Q & A

12:30-1:30 Butterflies of Orange County & Insights from a Scientist

Peter J. Bryant, Ph.D., The Natural History of Orange County

1:30-3:00 Guided Historic Cottage Visitor Center Tours & Interpretive Trail Hikes

(45 minute sessions – space limited, sign-ups recommended)

Free Face Painting & Popcorn

Make it a Picnic at the Campfire Center

Bring a Sack Lunch!

Special Event Parking: $5.00

About:

The San Onofre Foundation (SOF) is a California non-profit, charitable corporation, whose mission is to provide education, protection, and preservation for the California State Parks at San Onofre and San Clemente State Beaches. As a public liaison to these parklands, the San Onofre Foundation will foster a comprehensive stewardship of this unique recreational resource, with its historically important sites and environmentally significant setting.

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