ASSOCIATION FOR BUTTERFLIES ANNOUNCES the SIXTH ANNUAL
BUTTERFLY EDUCATION and AWARENESS DAY (BEAD)
JUNE 4, 2016
Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD) is the first Saturday in June of each year.
The Association for Butterflies is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of butterflies through conservation, research, education, and support to professional butterfly farmers.
In an effort to raise public awareness about the benefits and necessity of butterfly conservation, the AFB hereby declares the first Saturday of June as Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD). We believe that with the creation of a international day to celebrate butterflies we will promote the importance and joy of butterfly gardening and habitat creation/restoration.
Aesthetically pleasing, important pollinators, and excellent teachers of metamorphosis, the butterfly can be celebrated through a variety of activities.
Click HERE to see plans for a Community Program you can use for BEAD. Thanks to Lori Harris for a well-thought-out program that anyone can do!
For a mayoral or gubernatorial proclamation, you can see a sample here. Illinois and New Mexico have made proclamations declaring the first Saturday in June “Butterfly Education and Awareness Day.” Government may look for 4-6 weeks to process these, so get your request in! Sample text is HERE.
After you get some ideas below, click HERE to tell us how you will celebrate BEAD; we’d love to hear!
|Students and Scout and 4-H groups
Nature Centers, Wildlife Centers, Parks, Exhibitors and Conservatories:
EVERYONE: Contact local newspapers, TV stations and other media to help promote Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD)!