Native Plants Up for Discussion and Purchase at April 21 Science Saturday

Apr 16, 2018
File Photo by: Ryan Morrill Milkweed emerges at LBI Arts Foundation, aiding monarch butterflies.

Make Earth Day a weekend celebration by stopping by the April 21 Science Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, to learn about native plants. Plants will also be for sale.

“There is true beauty in native planting,” said LBIF marketing and programs associate Jillian Schratz. “These plants are resilient, help the environment and are easier to maintain. But you need to know what goes where and why.

“This is the ultimate ‘make and take.’ We will have several sessions to explain the plants and planting as well has having live plants for sale. You will learn about valuable planting guides and other information available online.”

Science Saturday, now in its 12th season, invites experts to speak about pressing scientific, ecological and sustainability issues that directly affect the shore environment and community.

Presentations run through April 28. For that last presentation of the season, Jonathan Carr, founder of Weather NJ, will discuss the ocean’s impact on LBI’s weather.

No registration is required for Science Saturday, though a $5 donation per person is requested. Admission is free for Foundation members.

Breakfast treats and coffee will be provided by Little Bite of Italy in Surf City.

For more information, call 609-494-1241 or visit —J.K.H.

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