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Science Night; Everything to Know About Monarch Butterflies with Susie Vanderflip


Keep exploring and learning at our Science Night events! Every 2nd Wednesday (except December) scientists, naturalists, and esteemed experts explore a range of topics regarding natural sciences and our environment.

 Susie Vanderlip is a Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist and a passionate gardener in East Orange. She has raised hundreds of Monarch butterflies in her garden and has spent nine years studying, testing, photographing, writing and speaking about them. She shares her mesmerizing videos and beautiful monarch photos in her presentation, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Monarch Butterflies. Learn about their life cycle, migration, milkweed options, and the impact of climate change and pesticide issues. 

Susie is author of a children’s photo storybook and movie all about the monarch butterfly life cycle:
The Story of Chester, the Monarch Caterpillar/Larva, which she will have available at her talk.

Susie has 28 years’ experience as a professional speaker and has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA). She is one of 250 speakers worldwide to be an inductee into the prestigious NSA Speakers Hall of Fame. 

Susie loves speaking to children thru adults on monarchs as well as Yoga for the Gardener, combining her love of gardening with 40 years as a yoga instructor. She lives with her husband of 35 years, Dr. Ken Vanderlip, and a multitude of monarchs in the Orange Hills area. Bring kids and grandparents alike to thus entertaining, educational and inspiring program.

Dana Point Community Center


34052 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629 

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