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Lesson Plans

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Journey North
Journey North provides an online citizen science platform intended to reach educators and the general public.

Monarch Butterfly Teacher and Student Resources
USDA Forest Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Protección de la Fauna Mexicana A.C. (Profauna A.C.), a Mexican non-governmental organization, developed The Monarch Butterfly Manual, Royal Mail: A Manual for the Environmental Educator. This manual was developed for grades Pre-K through 12 and offers activities that promote conservation of the Monarch Butterfly.

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Monarch Joint Venture
Educators play an important role in monarch conservation. Whether you are a formal PreK-12 teacher, an informal or environmental educator; a college professor; or something inbetween, your institution can support and encourage conservation actions for monarchs and pollinators that have the potential to go far beyond one lesson or outreach event. By teaching and spreading awareness about monarchs and pollinators, you have the power not only to foster a love for conservation and the natural world in youth and your community, but to be the driving force behind getting people across the nation involved in this important effort. Your role is crucial in teaching the next generation to be good environmental stewards; they are the future of monarch conservation! Monarchs offer an opportunity to teach young people critical thinking and to foster curiosity about the connections between diverse areas and people. Monarchs are globally distributed and are admired across cultures and borders.