a unique partnership, you can join citizen scientists across
North America to track the monarch butterfly's spring migration
Spring migration begins in March. An announcement comes from Mexico
when the monarchs are on their way. After living off their fat
reserves all winter, tens of millions of monarchs head
northward. With just a few weeks to live, they race to produce
the next generation.
the migration progresses from March through June, students predict
the path the monarchs travel and map their journey north. They
explore what scientists know about migration mysteries, and discover
how much more there is to learn. They see the many risks the monarchs
face and learn about conservation efforts underway to protect
monarchs--on the wintering grounds and at points along the path.
Perhaps most importantly, students participate in an annual, international
celebration as this delicate sign of spring moves across the continent.