Symbolic Butterfly Migration Update: December 3, 2004
The Journey South is Complete!
Your Symbolic Butterflies have arrived in Angangueo, Michoacan, Mexico where they will be resting comfortably, just as the real Monarchs are resting now too. They will be well-cared for in Mexico until their journey north in Spring 2005.
Learn who's caring for the butterflies while they are in Mexico this winter.
How Long Did it Take? Discussion of Mike's CQ #1
Just before he drove away from the Journey North office with your Butterflies, UPS driver Mike asked you, "Exactly how many days, hours and minutes do you think it will take the butterflies to reach Angangueo, Mexico?" We provided some clues for you too.
We eagerly awaited the news and have received word from Estela, one of our contacts in Angangueo that the Symbolic Butterflies arrived.
Thanks to all the classrooms (i.e. Student Travel Agents) that charted the butterflies' itinerary and submitted estimates! We estimated there were about 48,200.
Pencils Were Sharpened for CQ #2
We also challenged you with more Monarch Math, when we asked you to estimate: "How many Symbolic Butterflies do you think are flying to Mexico this year?"
How close was your estimate?
the Real and Final Butterfly Count?
Participation High for Monarch Conservation!
BIG thanks to all the students, teachers, individuals, clubs and associations from across the U.S. and Canada for their many contributions and generous support of the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation.
Of the 1,035 schools who participated in the Symbolic Migration, 52% sent contributions for conservation efforts in Mexico! A total of $10,970 (U.S. dollars) was contributed during this fall's Symbolic Monarch Migration for conservation work in Mexico!
Since we sent 48,317 monarchs to Mexico along with $10,970 for conservation work, we did some math. Picture this: Each little paper ambassador symbolically carried with it a 22¢ contribution on their journey south!
Thanks to the following people......y Gracias de las mariposas monarcas!
Life in the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Region of Mexico
We have a sampling of stories and pictures to share of people who live in the monarch sanctuary region. Recorded in both Spanish and English, these stories portray the personal side of monarch conservation, as seen through the eyes of the children and families who live in the region. While these people are some of the poorest in our hemisphere, much of the responsibility for monarch conservation falls on their shoulders.
Last Minute Passengers Leap Aboard
What a fantastic list of participants! With some new passengers added the list has grown just a bit. Thank you ALL for your beautiful symbols of Ambassadorship. Students can make a difference.
The is the FINAL Symbolic Monarch Migration Update.