Symbolic Migration Update: November 5, 2002
Today's Report Includes:
3, 2, 1 . . . Lift Off!
Monday afternoon, at exactly 2:00 p.m. CST, your paper butterflies began the final leg of their Symbolic Migration to Mexico!
While you were studying in your classrooms, we were busy getting ready
for the big send-off. Once again this year, Ruthan Gagner prepared each
box with special UPS shipment labels, Beth Allen assisted, and our friendly
UPS driver, Tod Stenstrom arrived at the staging grounds at Journey North
headquarters in Wayzata, Minnesota and eagerly loaded your precious cargo
onto his truck.
Before leaving, he gave us the special Tracking number, so you can follow the migration LIVE all the way to Mexico. But first--what's your prediction for when they'll arrive? See if you can answer today's Challenge Question below. But don't wait too long, they could catch a tail wind!
As you figure your answer, this information about the workday in Mexico might be helpful: People generally come to work at 9 a.m., they take a midday comida from 12 until 2, and return to work until about 7 p.m.
Rocio's Ready and Waiting!
With the help of school children, Senora Rocio Trevino tracks the monarch migration across northern Mexico through the program she founded called "Correo Real." Years ago, people thought the streams of monarchs passing over her town of Saltillo, Coahuila, were invading insects. Children had contests to see who could kill the most! Senora Trevino now educates people about the significance of the monarch migration. Networked computers are rare in these schools, so she collects sightings the hard way--primarily through mail. This is why she named the program "Correo Real," which is Spanish for "Royal Mail." Can you find Saltillo, Coahuila on a map?
Journey North Asks YOU
Hints: Here's what we do know about the estimated total number of Symbolic Butterflies:
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"All a Boaarrrd?!" Symbolic Migration Passenger List
Are all of your Symbolic Butterflies on board for Mexico?
IMPORTANT: Please carefully check for your school's name on this list:
PLEASE DON'T PANIC
(Please include your full name and address, and the number of butterflies you sent.)
Buen Viaje Mariposas!
Symbolic Migration Art Gallery Now Open
Take a tour of the Gallery and see all of the monarch masterpieces.
Monarchs Fly Free!
Thanks to UPS, boxes full of your butterflies are now traveling to Mexico by UPS's special international cargo service. We hope you'll take the time to thank UPS (United Parcel Service) for this generous support. They love hearing from you!
Please send your thanks to:
Mr. Ed Gill
UPS Minnesota COO
3312 Broadway St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Mark your Calendars! Here's What's in Store for Your Symbolic Butterflies
Watch for these updates over the next few weeks and get your terminals warmed up because here's what we're planning:
COMING NOVEMBER 20th:
How to Respond to Today's Challenge Question
Answer only ONE question in each e-mail message.
The FINAL Symbolic Migration Update Will Be Posted on November 20, 2002.
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