Our Monarch butterfly workshops are immersive learning experiences that explore the science of the Monarch butterfly through a lens of conservation education.
Our 2018 workshop season is now finished. Thanks to all who participated! Please check back in the new year for details on our 2019 events.
Teaching & Learning with Monarch Butterflies
Discover the incredible story of the Monarch butterfly, and find out what you can do to help protect this iconic and imperiled species.
Our hands-on workshop invites participants to explore the Monarch’s life cycle, migration and habitat requirements, and develop the necessary skills to bring Monarchs into any educational environment.
Delivered by experts from the Monarch Teacher Network of Canada, this workshop helps participants build their confidence to work with Monarchs, through rigorous and comprehensive training. Topics include:
- The significance of milkweed for Monarch habitats
- Appropriate care and handling protocols throughout all life stages
- History of tagging and tracking of migrating Monarchs
- Ethical considerations related to species conservation
Voices from the Land
Voices from the Land is an interactive workshop that brings people together to explore the natural world through visual art and language.
Voices from the Land explores the intersections between language, culture and the natural world, and celebrates our connections to the land and our relationships with each other.
Expert educators will take participants through the Voices process, a creative and collaborative exploration of art, photography, language and performance. This process helps participants gain the skills, resources and perspectives to nurture artistic reflection and expression in their learners
Through the Voices process, participants will:
- Make ephemeral art in a local landscape using natural materials
- Write and perform poetry that reflects and represents art, language and culture
- Use photography to capture artwork and performance
- Learn best practices for designing and publishing artwork
Creating Monarch Friendly Habitat
Creating Monarch Friendly Habitat is a self-directed presentation framework on nurturing butterfly populations by growing an easy-to-maintain pollinator garden.
Design your own workshop, tailor-made for your community. Each presentation is unique to the host site and can be adapted for your local context.Participants are introduced to issues and threats to pollinators, and learn how to create a Monarch friendly habitat from the ground up. Local experts in horticultural practices and conservation provide tips and advice.
A typical presentation will cover:
- The life cycle and biology of the Monarch butterfly
- Threats to the Monarch population
- Native plants that attract Monarch butterflies
- Best practices for Monarch friendly gardens
- Maintenance requirements
Interested in hosting your own Creating Monarch Friendly Habitat presentation?
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