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 17th annual Insect Fair was held on Saturday, December 07, 2013. Thanks to everyone who participated! Check out Past Insect Fair Abstracts.
News and Updates
The US Forest Service honored the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab at the Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards Ceremony in March.