Stand Up for the Butterfly on Superhero Saturday Held at the Savannah Mall

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall invited the public to be a superhero for the day by helping to save butterflies. Encouraging visitors to dress up as their favorite super on Saturday, June 20, the mall hosted a variety of engaging and educational activities focused on promoting the environmental protection of butterflies, specifically monarch butterflies which are facing extinction. A SuperHero meet and greet featured Marvel Characters SpiderMan and IronMan.

Howard Turner, a Chatham County Master Gardener and Master Naturalist from The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension – Chatham County service, discussed butterfly gardens, explaining which native plants and host plants are most attractive to butterflies and caterpillars.

Turner has owned and operated a nursery, Ann and Howard’s Plants, for ten years with his wife. “People generally know that butterflies get nectar from every flower they see, but the plant that butterflies lay their eggs are vital to their survival. If caterpillars don’t have a host plant, they will not be able to eat,” said Turner.

A representative from Live Oak Public Libraries held arts and crafts activities including coloring sheets, bookmark and butterfly stamps. The library will be back in July with story time with books themed around butterflies and the need to protect the species. Monarch butterflies are extremely at risk as they face extinction. Monarch butterflies do not fly in flocks like birds do. Each butterfly flies alone, but travels the same route as other monarchs. There may be thousands flying at the same time. Monarchs can migrate as far as 2,000 miles. The Savannah Mall gave away 300 seed packets for monarch butterfly attracting plants.

Oatland Island partnered with the Savannah Mall on Superhero Saturday and brought their bee-keeper to explain the benefits of pollination and the impact a small creature like a bee or butterfly can have on our environment. The Savannah Mall has also announced that Oatland Island will be receiving $1 from every adopt-a-butterfly kit sold this summer.

Superhero Saturday was intended to kick off the Savannah Mall’s LIVE Butterfly Exhibit that will be held in Center Court from July 3 through August 2. The exhibit will feature over 200 live butterflies from a variety of species tucked away inside a beautiful conservatory, decorated and complete with plants conducive to butterfly flight. The program also features educational displays, butterfly crafts and life-cycle kiosks. For more information, visit http://www.adoptabutterfly.com or www.savannahmall.com

(LEFT to RIGHT) Salvatore Perniciaro and Rocco Perniciaro meet with Iron Man at the Savannah Mall’s Superhero Saturday Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0834 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0835 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0838 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0846 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0847 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0853 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0858 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0862 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0867Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0869Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0870Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0874Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0879Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_0881Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1754 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1756 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1760 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1761 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1762 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1763 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1764 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1766 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1768 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1769 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1770 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1771 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1772 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1773 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1776 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1777 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1778 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1780 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1782 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1783 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1784 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1785 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1786 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1787 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1788 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1789 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1790 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1791 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1792 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1793 Superhero Saturday at Savannah Mall_1800

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, Saigon Flavors, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café American Deli and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nutty Bavarian. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi-Faircloth, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or orsib@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s