Attendees will learn how they can help monarch butterflies and their miraculous migration across the North American continent. Activities include face painting, art and science activities, nature trunks, information on planting butterfly gardens and an interactive monarch migration map. Prairie plants that provide nectar for butterflies will be available for purchase.
In addition, local community bands will be performing from 12:30 to late afternoon pm at Main Beach Bandstand.
Sponsored by Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Crystal Lake Park District featuring activities from numerous conservation, education and arts groups involved in the Hackmatack Monarch Coalition.