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    (Monkton, MD) Evening Lecture and Dinner at Ladew Gardens: Of Monarchs and Milkweed

    Of Monarchs and Milkweed: Coevolution, Cultural History, and Conservation Join Cornell University professor and author, Anurag Agrawal, for a fascinating investigation into how the monarch butterfly has evolved closely alongside milkweed over the millennia, how plant poisons have not only shaped monarch-milkweed interactions but have also been culturally important for centuries. Tickets include dinner in…

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    (Monkton, MD) Lecture at Ladew Gardens: Of Monarchs and Milkweed: Coevolution, Cultural History, and Conservation

    Lecturer: Anurag Agrawal Professor of Environmental Sciences, Cornell University Using striking visual imagery, esteemed professor Dr. Agrawal will present the natural history of monarchs, including the current predicament of conservation and declines; and milkweed, with its famous toxins and cultural importance spanning human history. The thought-provoking give-and-take interactions between monarchs and milkweed over the course…

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    Monarch Butterfly Workshop at Ladew Gardens

    Whether you’re a classroom teacher, naturalist, gardener or simply a lover of butterflies, “Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies” will help you gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in raising monarch caterpillars and butterflies. This two-day workshop will provide a meaningful, hands-on learning experience with an interdisciplinary approach of combining science, gardening, art, geography, literacy, math,…

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    Monarch Butterfly Workshop at Ladew Gardens

    Gain knowledge, skills and confidence in raising monarchs and creating a wonderful learning experience for your students or for yourself in this two-day workshop, Tuesday August 6 and Wednesday August 7 (must attend both days).  $120 per person. One MSDE credit.  For questions, contact Sheryl Pedrick at 410-557-9570 x226 or spedrick@ladewgardens.com.  Visit https://www.ladewgardens.com/EDUCATION/Adult-Education/Monarch-Butterfly-Teacher-Workshop for more…

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    Lecture at Ladew Gardens: Renewal of the Blue Garden in Newport, Rhode Island, with Sarah Vance

    The Blue Garden, an historic treasure designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., opened in 1918 with a flourish of celebrity.  Once famous for its architectural and horticultural riches, the garden was almost forgotten by the early twenty-first century.  The unique palette of blues and purples had become subsumed under a thick covering of weeds and…

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    Lecture at Ladew Gardens: Complementing the Landscape in Architectural Design

    By appreciating a site’s unique natural features, the design of a home or outdoor living space can incorporate the essence of nature for beauty and appeal.  This photographic presentation by architect Peter Ratcliffe explores stunning outdoor living spaces and homes where topography, plants, and water are vital forces shaping the visual outcome.  From waterfront to…

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    Lecture at Ladew Gardens: The Hidden Cost (Industrial Scars)

    Art and environmental activism come together in this exhibition by celebrated American Photographer J Henry Fair. His superbly beautiful aerial images are appealing and bold- at first glance compositions of abstract shapes and colors. A closer look reveals them to be the detritus of industrial processes.  The ethical implication of the photographs leaves viewers pondering…

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    Ladew Gardens- Butterfly House Internship

    To Apply:  Mail or email cover letter, resume, and the names and contact info of three references to Butterfly House Manager, Susan Myers at smyers@ladewgardens.com. Butterfly House Description:  The butterfly house is a seasonal (open to the public June –October) exhibit providing a close-up, educational experience on the natural history and life cycle of butterflies….

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    Ladew Gardens- Environmental Educator Internship

    To Apply:  Mail or email cover letter, resume, and the names and contact info of three references to Education Director, Sheryl Pedrick at spedrick@ladewgardens.com. Internship Description:  Help promote an awareness, understanding and appreciation of the natural world.  Teach hands-on science and environmental education topics to children in Ladew’s school fieldtrip programs, or children in summer…

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    Lecture at Ladew Gardens: Evolution of Chanticleer’s Gravel Garden

    The Chanticleer Gravel Garden is a stunning and unique landscape planted with a mix of fine-textured grasses, gray-leafed Mediterranean plants, drought tolerant perennials, annuals grown from seed, and hardy succulents. Form, texture, color, and rhythm are carefully considered in the design choices on this gently sloping site.  Lisa Roper, horticulturist at Chanticleer, will introduce some…

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