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Each fall, monarch butterflies from the U.S. and Canada begin a 2,000 mile migration to Mexico. The following spring, their great grandchildren return. This summer, an exciting opportunity for teachers is coming to Maryland.
‘Teaching and Learning With Monarch Butterflies’ is a two-day workshop combining classroom and field experiences. It enables pre-K through 12th grade educators to teach essential skills in literacy, math, science, geography, technology, Spanish, the arts and social studies…through the captivating story of monarchs.
Workshops are taught by a team of experienced classroom teachers and environmental educators. Participants are provided with the knowledge, skills, materials and confidence to raise monarchs and create a meaningful, hands-on learning experience.
Each participant receives: Hands-on instruction by experienced teachers; Rearing cages, books, posters, DVDs and other essential materials; Strategies for butterfly gardens and "Monarch Parades"; Inquiry-based science activities for all abilities; Activities for Mexican/ pre-Hispanic culture, history and Spanish language; Activities for language arts, math, social studies, drama, and fine arts; Distance learning projects with schools in Canada / Mexico / California; Proven models for engaging community support; Post-workshop on-going support. (Participants do not have to be teachers. The general public and monarch enthusiasts are welcome to attend.)
TO SIGN-UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP: You can either 1) Download this form, fill out and mail with payment, 2) Print the form below, fill out, and mail with payment, 3) visit www.MonarchTeacherNetwork.org, 4) Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or 5) Call 856-582-7000, ext. 110.
Space is limited, sign up soon!
The powerful story of the monarch butterfly inspired the emergence of the Monarch Teacher Network (MTN) in 2001 and its Canadian partners in 2003. MTN is made of veteran teachers (teaching children of varied ages and abilities), non-traditional educators, master gardeners,naturalists, park workers, or anyone who has a passionfor the monarch butterfly story and teaching. They share information and resources with each other and can apply for fellowships to visit the monarch sanctuaries in Mexico or California.