There are two upcoming opportunities to take part in Lanie Holland, American Girl’s “Girl of the Year 2010,” book club meetings through the DNR’s Natural Resources Education Center.

Participants will be introduced to live monarch eggs, caterpillars and adult butterflies while learning about the creature’s interesting life cycle, habitat conservation needs, and annual migration to Mexico.

Guests will head outside to look for monarch eggs and caterpillars, and learn how to collect and record monarch data.

Reading one or both of Lanie’s books before attending is encouraged.

Two workshops will be held:

July 25
DNR Jasonville office, Jasonville, IN
1-4:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: July 18

Aug. 3
Streamcliff Herb Farm, Commiskey, IN
9 a.m.- noon (Lunch included)
Registration deadline: July 25

Registration is limited to kids ages 8 to 12, whom must be accompanied by an adult. A fee of $15 per child is due in advance of the program.

To register, call the Natural Resources Education Center at (317) 562-1338 or email For details, visit the NREC online at

Mary Hayes, Natural Resources Education Center, (317) 549-0348.

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