Monarchs in a Changing World: How These Butterflies Bring Us Together, part of the Spirit & Place Festival

Monarchs go through the ultimate change when they metamorphosize from caterpillar to chrysalis and finally the beloved butterfly we all recognize. Attendees will assist in the completion of a mural designed by local artist Megan Jefferson while learning how to help increase the population of monarch butterflies. We will discuss how the monarch is a flagship species that improves the visibility of other conservation goals.

All Ages

Free of Charge – RSVP Required

What to Expect and Bring

• Weather permitting the event will take place outside, please dress for the weather.

• Face mask/cover required.

• Wear closed-toed shoes.

• Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

DIRECTIONS: Oliver’s Woods is located at 8825 River Road Indianapolis, Indiana. Please park in the parking lot adjacent to I-465 and meet staff on foot in front of the house.

ABOUT SPIRIT & PLACE: The Spirit & Place Festival (Nov. 4-14) celebrates the powerful role the arts, humanities, and religion play in community life and is housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Learn more at

Questions? Contact 317-631-5263 or

Weather permitting, this is an outdoor event and attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and paint-based activities. Space is limited and registration is required by Nov. 5. This event will adhere to prevailing local guidance on COVID-19. Thoroughly read confirmation details sent by the host.