Let’s Move 4 Monarchs this Saturday! Dance & Plant in Leesburg!
Art and Science Combine in Crowd-Sourced Dance and Plant Event
When: Saturday, June 21, 3:00 – 6:00
Where: Loudoun Soccer Park, 19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg, VA
Please sign up online: https://loudounwildlife.org/SignUp.htm
Questions: contact Nicole Hamilton at email@example.com
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is joining forces with Moving for Monarchs and Monarch Watch to create a unique opportunity for local participants to take action in a nation-wide effort to save the monarch butterflies.
In an event designed to build community and enable people to take significant steps toward preserving the magnificent monarch migration, attendees will each plant two or three plants in a Monarch Waystation. They will also take part in a Monarch Move event during which the crowd will experience firsthand how we are all connected in the “Dance of Life.”
Participants’ monarch memories and stories will be gathered by the Moving for Monarchs team, and from these the group will create a short movement dance phrase. Along with Monarch Moves gathered in Mexico this past March, this brief movement story will become part of a growing international, crowd-sourced choreography.
This Dance and Plant event will take place at Loudoun Soccer Park, 19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg, VA, on Saturday, June 21, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but due to the nature of the event, space is limited and so pre-registration is recommended. Registration is online at https://loudounwildlife.org/SignUp.htm. All ages are welcome, and no experience in gardening or dancing is necessary.
Milkweed plants (common and swamp milkweed) will be available for purchase, $3 per plant!
About Moving for Monarchs
“Moving for Monarchs” is a dance, film, and photography project designed to capture the public’s imagination while demonstrating that human beings and pollinators are intricately tied together in the “dance of life” and ultimately share the same fate.
The project has three goals: to raise awareness of the essential role of all pollinators in the “dance of life,” to highlight the plight of those pollinators, and to inspire grassroots action to restore habitats for monarchs and other pollinators by adding milkweeds and nectar plants to gardens.
Moving for Monarchs has conducted Monarch Move Events in Michoacan, Mexico, beginning the project where the monarchs begin their annual migration. Leesburg, VA, is the group’s first stop in the U.S. coinciding with National Pollinator Week. The team is tracing the migration, gathering the stories and Monarch Moves of people along the way who are working on behalf of the iconic butterfly.
“Moving for Monarchs: The Awakening”: https://vimeo.com/82450284