Monarchs in the Classroom aims to promote and facilitate
inquiry-based education through original
curricula and research opportunities. We use monarchs and other insects
as focal organisms in inquiry-based teacher
workshops and conduct an annual Insect Fair
to spotlight student research. The monarch butterfly serves as an excellent tool
to get students excited about science and to teach inquiry in the classroom.
Monarchs in the Classroom is a program of University of Minnesota Extension and the University of
Minnesota Department of Fisheries,
Wildlife and Conservation Biology.
The 16th annual Insect Fair was held on Saturday, December 08, 2012. Thanks to everyone who participated! Check out Past Insect Fair Abstracts.
News and Updates
A story about the migration of the eastern population of monarch butterflies in North America, and the people that help them out along the way. This Google Earth Tour was produced by Atlantic Public Media in cooperation with the Encyclopedia of Life Learning + Education group located at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. It was produced by Eduardo Garcia-Milagros & Ari Daniel Shapiro, and features scientists Karen Oberhauser and Isabel Ramirez.
Google Earth Monarch Tour on YouTube
Meet the Scientists
The MonarchLab has decided not to distribute monarchs in 2013. In other words, Live Organisms will not be available at our Monarch Store. Read More »