Monarchs

Join us for 2021 Cue the Monarchs! Series to start in May 2021. Registration details available soon.  

Join the club!

Youth will be given the opportunity to express themselves through discovery of the amazing Monarch butterfly!monarchs Participants will have opportunity to present content pieces through original artwork, photography, posters, and video. Program series will feature 30 to 45 minutes zoom sessions, covering topics including the biology, life cycle, migration, and ecology of the monarch butterfly. We'll learn how to search for eggs, raise monarchs, plant milkweed, and discover other insect life dependent upon the milkweed community. As fall migration draws near, members will participate in a citizen science program, the Monarch Watch tagging project, and contribute data to the scientific community as we track migrating monarchs on their journey to Mexico. Through the entire project, youth will be given opportunity to interact with other club members, Teen Leaders and 4-H program staff. 


Program Schedule

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TOPIC

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Series overview; Pollinators; and youth presentation format

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Raising Monarchs

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Monarch Ecology and the Milkweed Patch

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Youth presentations

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Youth presentations

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Migration Mania

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Symbolic Migration Art Exchange

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Tagging Migrating Monarchs

 

Suggested Resources

Use these resources for learning with your family and friends -- and while creating your Youth Voice presentation pieces!

OVERVIEW
"The Monarch Butterfly is in trouble," US Fish and Wildlife Service
National Pollinator Week, June 22-28, 2020, US Fish and Wildlife Service
About Monarchs: Monarch Joint Venture
MSU Pollinator Initiative
 Pollinator Champions, Native Bees, and more!
Monarchs and Milkweeds 101 Video from MSU ReGrow Milkweed

LIFE CYCLE and REARING MONARCHS
Monarch Watch: Biology
Monarch Watch: Rearing Monarchs

MIGRATION
Monarch Watch: Migration and Tagging
Peak Migration Dates in your area

MILKWEED and MONARCH HABITAT GARDENS
Growing milkweeds for monarch butterflies, MSU
Plant Milkweed for Monarchs, Monarch Joint Venture
Gardening for Monarchs, Monarch Joint Venture
Monarch Waystation Program
Million Pollinator Garden Movement
Common Milkweed
Swamp Milkweed
Butterfly Weed

CITIZEN SCIENCE
Monarch Watch tagging effort: Tag, release and record Monarch data as they migrate through your yard!
Journey North Track migration and seasons of many species, such as the Monarch butterfly
Project Monarch Health: Join UGA in a study this Monarch parasite study
MSU ReGrow Milkweed Project Help MSU test ways to improve habitat for Monarch butterflies
Links to many Cit Sci projects across the nation, from Monarch Joint Venture