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Wildscaping Ambassador Train-the-Trainer Workshop (Plus Special Presentation on Pollinator Safe Neighborhoods)

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WILDSCAPING AMBASSADOR TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP + SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON POLLINATOR SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS

Do you enjoy gardening? Want to promote native landscapes, so others too can enjoy the benefits of gardening for wildlife?

Attend this special train-the-trainer workshop made possible by the partnerships between Audubon Rockies, Colorado Native Plant Society, High Plains Environmental Center and People and Pollinators Action Network. We will engage and train volunteers on spreading the word about actively restoring natural habitat for birds, butterflies, and other pollinators by implementing water-wise and native gardens on our landscapes. Come enjoy meeting other fellow gardeners and learning the tools of the trade to deliver a presentation to your local garden center/nursery, garden clubs, community center, HOAs and more on the importance of creating native plant gardens that not only create a welcome place for birds, but benefit the environment and our communities too! **Special Notes: Attendees will receive a Wildscape Ambassador Handbook and invitation to our network sharing platform.

Snacks Provided.

AGENDA
12:30 Doors Open & Sign-In

1:00 Opening Remarks
Colorado Native Plant Society
Overview of Colorado Native Plant Society and their partnership with Audubon Rockies. Importance of Wildscape Ambassadors and the long term vision and goals after todays training.

1:05 Habitat Hero: Wildscaping 101 Presentation
Jamie Weiss, Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero Coordinator
From a birds-eye view, learn how to create wildlife-friendly gardens that help combat the loss of open spaces and create green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitat for wildlife.

2:05 Grab Snacks + Raffle

2:15 Role Play Scenarios
Colorado Native Plant Society and Audubon Rockies
How do you ask garden centers and nurseries, garden clubs, HOAs and community organizations to host educational presentation? These role play scenarios will help demonstrate how easy it is!

2:30 Work Groups
All
As you break into work groups with a facilitator, review the best-practices manual and discuss potential questions with one another.

2:55 Pollinators Need Our Help How to Start a Pollinator Safe Neighborhood
Don Murray, Longmont Coalition for People and Pollinators
Pollinator populations continue to decline and they need our help to survive. Please join us to find out what you can do in your own backyard and neighborhood to provide a safe haven for pollinators as well as all life. Join other neighborhoods in Longmont and learn how to start a Pollinator Safe Neighborhood with your friends and neighbors.

3:55 Wrap Up/Final Remarks
Colorado Native Plant Society and Audubon Rockies
As Wildscape Ambassadors learn about all the benefits you will receive.

Organizer

Audubon Rockies
Phone:
970-416-6931
Website:
audubon.org

Venue

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
803 3rd Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501 United States
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Phone:
303-776-2704
Website:
http://www.firstluth.org