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Monarchs and Man Journey for Peace


Monarchs and Man

MONARCHS and MAN – Journey for Peace is an animated, musical educational video ~ a plea for habitat awareness! WATCH and SING ALONG as a fluttering monarch travels a symbolic journey of hope!

Monarch Magic! Second Edition


Monarch Magic!

Read the award-winning 96-page book with amazing color photographs and scientific information covering the monarch’s life cycle, preservation of milkweed habitat, its incredible 3000-mile migration, raise/release of monarch butterflies, butterfly gardening, and exciting crafts for kids at school and at home

Research & Science

Monarch Watch Dedicated to Education, Conservation and Preservation.

Journey North Journey North engages citizen scientists in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change.

University of Minnesota Monarch Lab The Monarch Lab aims to combine real science with techniques that work for both teachers and students.

Monarchs at Pismo Beach Each year thousands of Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in the limbs of Eucalyptus trees at Pismo State Beach.

Friends of the Monarchs Dedicated to preserving and restoring the monarch butterfly habitat in Pacific Grove California.

Save Our Monarchs Save Our Monarchs is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving the embattled monarch butterflies by planting milkweed plants – the monarch caterpillar’s only source of sustenance.

Monarch Joint Venture Bring the Magic of Monarchs to Your Classroom, Home, and Communities.

Monarch Butterfly Fund Your donation is tax deductible and will help MBF continue our projects dedicated to the conservation of monarch butterflies.

Butterfly Encounters Milkweed Varieties East Coast to West.

The Monarch Magic Co. Bring the Magic of Monarchs to Your Classroom, Home, and Communities.

Reading Materials for Younger Students

  • Monarch and Milkweed by Helen Frost, 2008 – pre-school-grade 2
  • Monarch! Come Play With Me by Ba Rea – 6-12 year olds
  • Monarch Magic!: Butterfly Activities & Nature Discoveries by Lynn Rosenblatt – 4-8 year olds
  • Great Butterfly Migrations by Laura Marsh, National Geographic Readers, 2010 – grades 2 and up
  • Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons, 2011 – grades 2-4
  • Hurry and the Monarch by Antoine O’Flatharta, 2005 –  grades K‐4
  • Monarch Butterflies Life Cycles by Julie Murray, 2007 ‐ pre K-3

Reading Materials for Older Students and Adults

  • National Geographic Magazine, article by Fred Urquhart, August 1976
  • The Monarch Butterfly: International Traveler by Dr. Fred Urquhart
  • The Monarch Butterfly: Uniting a Continent by Karen Oberhauser, Monica Missrie, Eduardo Rendon and Eligio Garcia Serrano, 2003
  • Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage by Robert M. Pyle, 1999
  • Monarch Butterfly: A Wonder of Nature, edited by Juan C. Morales and Salvador F. Crotte, published by Industria Fotographique Mexiquense Editorial De C.V., 2008
  • The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Wintering Grounds of an Endangered Butterfly by Windle Turley, 2010
  • Learning from Monarchs – A Teachers Handbook by Ba Rea, 2010
  • Flight Behavior (Fiction) by Barbara Kingsolver, 2012

Where to Find Live Specimens for Classroom Use

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