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The Lovely Life of the Monarch Butterfly

Susie Vanderlip

Susie Vanderlip will discuss the lifecycle of monarch caterpillars and butterflies, from eating milkweed to selecting the location for their chrysalis. She will also talk about what plants and conditions will attract monarchs to your home garden.

Vanderlip is a monarch butterfly citizen scientist, assisting in Monarch Health Initiative research. She raises monarch butterflies in Orange, California, studying, photographing, videotaping, tagging, speaking and writing about monarch caterpillars and butterflies. She is also the creator of a storybook about monarchs called The Story of Chester. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association and has been a featured guest on FOX News Live.

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This speaking engagement will be streamed live via the web. It's free and you can participate in the Q&A session at the end via Twitter. Times posted are in Pacific Time. Please note that if you tune in early, you may see either a placeholder image or another scheduled guest speaker engagement.

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The Lovely Life of the Monarch Butterfly
Event Information
Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
Tickets You can purchase tickets online for this lecture. You will need to select the option from the menu, correct time, and date on the following pages. Seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students attending for free can also reserve seats online.
RSVP (562) 590-3100
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Check in during this lecture to see a live feed of this speaking engagement. Submit your questions and comments with your own Twitter account. @AquariumPacific and tag your question with #aopmonarchs for a chance to have your question answered at the end during the question and answer session.