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 18th annual Insect Fair will be held on Saturday, December 06, 2014. Teacher registration has closed, but if you've already registered, you may Login to your account.
News and Updates
The Monarch Store will be closed for maintenance from Friday, October 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm Central Time through sometime on Monday, October 20, 2014.
The Monarch Lab is involved in some exciting workshops and web seminars around the
Flight of the Butterflies
in 3D film and the National Science Teachers
Association regional conferences in Richmond, Virginia, and Orlando,
Florida, this fall. We hope to see you at one of them!