The kids also brought a hard copy of the information below home today in their school folder.
In a unique partnership, this fall our class is joining students and
scientists across North America to track the monarch butterfly's
migration to Mexico. As the migration progresses from September to
November, students will learn about migration mysteries. They'll
discover that a fragile butterfly can travel hundreds of miles to find
its winter home deep in central Mexico. Students will witness how
monarchs connect people across North America as they migrate across
Our Class Will Travel With The Monarchs
Our class is tracking the migration online and we invite you to join
us. JOURNEY NORTH/SOUTH is an educational website that engages students
in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal changes.
Our Class Will Send an Ambassador Monarch to Mexico
Later this week, our class will make symbolic monarch butterflies to send to the
children in Mexico who live beside the monarch's winter sanctuaries. The
symbolic butterflies build bridges of communication between children
across North America, and serve as ambassadors that represent our shared
interests and common conservation goals.
Join the Journey!
Here’s how you can join our journey and support your child’s learning:
• Tour Journey North online at www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch/index.html
• Watch for migrating monarchs: Be citizen scientists by observing and reporting your
sightings of monarch butterflies. Please feel free to let us know of any monarch sighting you
have and we will gladly report it on the Journey North website here at school.
• Learn More: Read booklets or view slideshows about monarch butterflies with your child on the
Journey North website.