Here’s a great chance for children in Loudoun County to connect with children in Michoacan, Mexico and learn about Monarch butterflies, their habitat needs and their lifecycles.
The links below provide classroom materials and exercises as well as everything you need to send a Monarch to Mexico….and then get a Monarch back during the Spring migration.
How to Participate
To send your symbolic monarchs to Mexico, you will print, make and mail these 6 pieces:
Timeline (print and keep)
* This year, your class will make, personalize, and send a booklet as a gift for the child in Mexico who will care for your butterflies.
Information in Spanish about the monarch’s famous migration is not readily available to children there. The 14-page booklet, called “The Life and Migration of the Magnificent Monarch Butterfly,” tells the story of the monarch’s migration and the Symbolic Migration.
* All of the butterflies from your class will travel together in a “cluster packet.” A student in Mexico will receive and display your colorful cluster packet in their classroom this winter.
All participants must add their classroom to the map. Show others where you are. Students like to see their location and all others on the map in the fall.
Map of Symbolic Monarchs Sent to Mexico Fall 2008 http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/symbolic_fall2008.html
** IMPORTANT: POSTMARK DEADLINE: October 14, 2008 **
Please submit any questions about the project after you review the new plans via this form:
This project is available on the Journey North Web Site: