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- EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
- SELF-CARE - GENTLE YOGA FOR GARDENERS
- Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle - egg, caterpillar/larva, chrysalis, butterfly including overwintering
- Monarch Butterfly migration and current decline concerns
- How to Attract Monarch Butterflies to YOUR garden
- Native vs Tropical Milkweed recommendations
Enthusiasm and passion infuse Susie's engaging, professional programs. From "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Monarch Butterflies" to "Yoga for the Gardener - Self Care," audiences are entertained AND educated. Her videos, photos & PPT DELIGHT!
- EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MONARCH BUTTERFLIES plus
YOGA FOR GARDENERS!– Blending Science, Art and Spirit
- SELF-CARE - GENTLE YOGA FOR THE GARDENER - Easy and practical for gardeners of EVERY AGE,
providing more Joyand less injury, aches and pains
Susie Vanderlip is a Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist, Yoga Instructor of 40 years, and professional speaker. She brings
enthusiasm, passion, humor, and expert knowledge of Monarch Butterfly Life, Yoga and speaking.
She encourages gardeners to enjoy gardening even more by sharing easy, practical Yoga
for Gardeners to use before, during and after gardening! INVALUABLE knowledge on both subjects!
She has photographed and videotaped them for 4 years and now shares a delightful presentation that appeals to children
thru senior citizens. She shares this program with garden clubs, schools, nurseries, assisted living facilities, churches and
as an inspirational keynote at conferences. Learn more about Susie's Story from a recent Los Angeles Times article
published on May 10, 2015 - Weekend Home and Garden Section and the Daily Pilot:
Susie's presentation includes everything you might like to know about Monarchs in YOUR garden:
* Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle - egg, caterpillar/larva, chrysalis, butterfly including overwintering
*Monarch Butterfly migration and current decline concerns
* Their value as important POLLINATORS
*Amazing and entertaining Monarch Caterpillar and Butterfly anecdotes and video
* How to Attract Monarch Butterflies to YOUR garden
*OE Parasite and feedback from Monarch Health Initiative scientists
*Native vs Tropical Milkweed recommendations
* How to become a Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist
Monarch Butterfly Expert, Speaker, Author, Photographer,
and Yoga for the Gardener
Susie Vanderlip, CSP, CPAE
Monarch Conservation Specialist in southern California for Monarch Watch
"Champion" for Western Monarch Advocates
Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist
Yoga and Meditation Certified Instructor
Susie Vanderlip is an expert in monarch butterfly life cycle, migration, gardening for monarchs, and issues regarding milkweed, impact of global warming, pesticides, predators and more. She is the Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist for monarchs in southern California, a Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist, and "Champion" for Western Monarch Advocates. She has a Facebook page posting on a wide range of information on monarch butterflies http://www.facebook.com/MonarchButterflySpeaker and Facebook Group "Monarch Butterfly Guardians - southern California" you can join! Also visit her blog at http://www.tinyurl.com/AllAboutMonarchs - helping others learn to plant for and save monarch butterflies!
Susie also knows that we gardeners are passionate and lose track of time and body aches and pains in the garden! She has practiced and instructed a gentle Hatha Yoga for over 40 years and shares with others how to apply easy, helpful yoga
to reduce aches, pains, and injuries and extend our gardening joy for years and years to come!
Susie has raised 100's of monarch butterflies in Orange, California, studying, photographing, videotaping, tagging, speaking and writing about them for over 11 years. In return, Monarch Butterflies have revealed many of their fascinating life secrets to Susie, which she has captured in engaging and educational video and photos which she shares in her talk Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Monarch Butterflies. Audiences exclaim that this is one of the best presentations they have ever seen as Susie infuses her talks with enthusiasm, passion and remarkable videos and photos. She shares delightful and fascinating anecdotes in both her virtual and live presentations.
In addition, Susie is author of the engaging children's photo storybook and 10-minute live-action movie (The Story of Chester, the Monarch Caterpillar/Larva) on monarch butterfly life cycle. (http://www.storyofchester.com ). The book and movie are also available as eBook on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBookstore. Both are entirely science-based while beautiful, entertaining, and inspiring for children to learn about these invaluable pollinators and fall in love with Nature. The book has been reviewed and is recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NASC) for classroom use.
Susie has taken her Nature photography to another level, creating an entire photo greeting card line through which she shares colorful and captivating garden and Monarch butterfly visions. (http://www.svgreetingcards.com )
And she has a line of adorable onesies, T-shirts for toddlers thru adults, and pillows with her very unique designs of butterflies on teddy bears and more on Zazzle (https://www.zazzle.com/store/fun_stuff_by_susiev/products )
Susie has spoken for:
* Dozens of Garden Clubs
* Botanic Gardens
* Public Events including native plant programs, pollinator events, and more
* Garden Expos and Gardening Conferences
* Aquarium of the Pacific
* Discovery Cube (Children's Science Center)
* Numerous nurseries including Armstrong Garden Centers, Blue Hills, Green Thumb, and more
* Elementary schools and libraries in Orange County, CA
* Assisted living facilities - Heritage Point, Kirkwood Assisted Living
Susie's photo greeting card line is sold at boutique grocery stores, florists and boutiques.
Her book and movie, The Story of Chester, are in classrooms in the Tustin Unified, Irvine Unified, Fullerton and Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School Districts for K thru 2nd grade classes and they are sold in Botanic Garden gift shops across the US.
Susie has been a professional speaker and author since 1991, earning the Certified Speaking
Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and induction into the NSA “Speakers Hall of Fame.” She has spoken to over million youth and adults across the US and around the world sharing her one-woman theatrical LEGACY OF HOPE® program (www.legacyofhope.com) to address youth and family mental health and prevention issues. She has been a featured guest on FOX News Live. She is author of several books for youth and families including 52 Ways to Protect Your Teen and co-author with husband and clinical psychologist Ken Vanderlip, Ph.D. of De-Stress for Success® Book with multi-media and eBook (www.de-stressforsuccess.com).
Susie is a graduate of UCLA in math/computer science with minor studies in Dance. She is a native Californian, born and raised in Lakewood,CA. She is an Associate Professor in Dance for Coastline Community College District. Her passions include gardening, teaching Zumba Gold and Yoga to active older adults as workshops and at gyms around OC. She lives with husband of 36 years, Dr. Ken Vanderlip, and a multitude of Monarchs in Orange, California.
Learn more about Susie's Story from a Los Angeles Times article (2015)
Weekend Home and Garden Section and the Daily Pilot:
Yoga for the Gardener