September 23 (Tuesday, 7-9pm) : Nina Veteto presented "Bring Back the Monarchs" program to Black Mountain Public Library
August 4 - Ina Warren and Nina Vetetopresented an all-day monarch butterfly and phenology workshop to teachers at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (and Nantahala Village) in conjunction with Julie Judkins and John Odell at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in Asheville, NC
July 7 (Monday) - Ina Warren presented 6 programs to the Pisgah Girl Scout Council in conjunction with the Dar Williams/Xerces Pollinator Awareness concert program; Phyllis Stiles complemented the talks with discussions on honeybees and native bees at this event at Camp Pisgah
June 17 (Thursday) : Ina Warren, Nina Veteto and Joyce Pearsall and Phyllis Stilesattended BEE CITY USA's premier of WINGS OF LIFE at the Fine Arts Theater in Asheville as part of Pollinator Week; participated on the Q & A Pollinator panel following film.
May 6 (Tuesday):Ina Warren, Nina Veteto and Joyce Pearsallattended Cradle of Forestry's "SCHENCK YOU" event; formed plans & networked with agency stakeholders for annual programs.
April 26-27 (Sat-Sun) Ina Warren attended meetings in Washington, DC; viewed the IMAX "Flight of the Butterflies" at the Smithsonian Institution; toured the new White House Pollinator Garden.
April 19 (Sunday) Ina Warren presented "Make Way for Monarchs" at the USFS Visitor Center at the Cradle of Forestry. Joyce Pearsall led a guided walk to the Volunteers' Waystation. 2-5pm
April 14: Ina Warren and Joyce Pearsall staffed the Education tent for Brevard College's all-day Eaarthfest with live monarchs, larvae, & 400 packets of milkweed seed for Make Way for Monarchs.
April 13-14-15: As Co-facilitator, Ina Warren coordinated press for several groups for the national Day of Action and Contemplation for www.MakeWayforMonarchs.org
March 22 (Saturday): Ina Warren and Joyce Pearsall staffed a monarch conservation booth at Joyce'stable for Extension Master Gardener Volunteers at the Transylvania Community Library
March 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (M-F): Monarch Mentors Ina Warren and Joyce Pearsall sponsored 5 days of community service projects at USFS locations for Brevard College's Conservation Biology Labs. Three new Waystations: Davidson Rvr Campground, Sycamore Flats Picnic & Pisgah Ranger Station.
March 7 (Saturday): Ina Warren and Nina Veteto attended The Xerces Society's all-day Pollinator Workshop at UNC-Asheville, along with Kim Bailey & Phyllis Stiles. http://www.xerces.org/event/
February 26, 27, 28: Ina Warren attended meetings with Dr Gary Nabhan, in a leadership meeting of "Make Way for Monarchs" in Washington DC at US Fish and Wildlife Service. Dr Nabhan gave a lecture at Univ. of Maryland with Dr David Inouye and also a lecture at Brookside Gardens in MD for their high-profile Climate Change day-long conference. We also toured the Rachel Carson Landmark Home in Silver Springs, MD.
February 25 (Tuesday): Ina Warren, Nina Veteto, Joyce Pearsall & Jessica Metz-Bugg participated in a combination event involving a milkweed seed blessing / lecture / garden planting at the Cherokee Middle School on the grounds of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, NC.
January: Ina Warren successfully wrote a $1K grant for Cradle of Forestry IA for Waystation plants and "Waystation Walkabout" brochures.
October-December: Ina Warren served as a Mentor to a Rosman High School student specializing in monarchs as Senior project
October 5-6: Nina Veteto and Ina Warren complete a two day back-roads marathon milkweed seed pod gathering trip in WNC and south western VA
August 20: Ina Warren presented the one-hour "Bring Back the Monarchs" for the Transylvania County Library Bag-Lunch Series; Joyce Pearsall presented a full table display with live monarchs
July 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2: Ina Warren attended the Climate Reality Project's Training session as a Mentor to new Climate Reality leaders; held in Chicago. Met with US Forest Service's International Programs staffer Mike Rizo and a contingent of monarch /climate enthusiasts from Mexico, Juan Antonio Mondragon & directors from Thomas Jefferson Institute in Mexico City.
Sept 18, 2011: Ina Warren presented "Bring Back the Monarchs" fall migration program at the Cradle of Forestry and was featured in the National Forest Service News from the Chief.
July 27-31, 2010 Ina Warren presented 2 monarch workshops- Western Carolina University Native Plants Conference; Keynote provided by Dr Peter Raven, Missouri Botanical Gardens, just returning from ecotourism trip to Angangueo, Michoacan, Mexico (post flood)
July, 2009: Ina Warren presented sessions on monarch migration at WCU Native Plants Conference
March 3-8: Ina Warren: Educator Ecotourism trip to monarchs' overwintering sites in Michoacan, Mexico; met with Bety Solis and Eligio Garcia Serrano
Sept. 26: Ina Warren presented to the faculty noon seminar at WCU on monarch migration
Sept. 21: Ina Warren presented "Where There's A Will, There's A Way" at the Highlands Native Plant Conference in Highlands, NC; sponsored by the Highlands Biological Station
August 7-8: Ina Warren assisted with the Monarch Teacher Network workshop in Woodville, VA;
(happily attended the GIPSY KINGS international tour at Wolftrap on 8/8/08 with colleagues!)
October 29-Novemer 4: Educator trip to monarchs' overwintering sites in Morelia, Angangueo Michoacan, and Patzcuaro, Mexico, Mexico with US Fish and Wildlife Service and Michoacan Reforestation Fund Board of Directors as the east coast MRF representative. (MRF has sense morphed into two seLa Cruz Habitat and Monarch Butterfly Fund non profit entities
Ecotourism trip to Mexico's monarch reserves with Monarchs Across Georgia
Major Monarch Migration Festival planned and executed in Transylvania County, NC, including extensive programs in the County schools, including tagging trips with civic groups
Ecotourism trip with educator group with Dr Bill Calvert