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monarch butterfly with drop shadowMonarchs 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.

Insect Fair

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

Monarch Store Closed for Maintenance New!

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.

Upcoming Monarch Lab Events

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!

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