MonarchLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure

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MonarchLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure

A Distance Learning Adventure
Grades 4 – 8

The annual migration cycle of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world. Every year, millions of monarchs migrate thousands of miles from Canada and the United States to overwinter in the mountain peaks in the states of Mexico and Michoacán in Mexico. This magical journey, deemed an “endangered natural phenomenon,” is dependent on conservation of habitats in all three North American countries–-United States, Canada, and Mexico.

During the 2008-09 school year, classes went on FREE live, interactive field trips that followed the magical migration of monarchs. Monarch curriculum materials that meet the national science education standards are available online to teachers. In February 2009, online classes joined the film crew in Mexico where they talked with scientists studying monarchs and learned about local people who are preserving winter habitat.

Follow this link to see what classrooms experienced this past year at “Monarch Butterflies”.

We will post the new information for registering the 2009/2010 school year. Don’t miss out on this facinating classroom adventure that takes you and your students to three North American Countries without ever leaving your classroom!