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Symbolic Migration 2014-2015

Spotting monarchs


The Symbolic Migration unites children across North America through the migration of ambassador butterflies. Each spring as the real monarchs return to the north the paper butterflies return north carrying mesages from the students in Mexico.

Students in Mexico with Symbolic Monarchs Winter 2015

February 23, 2015
Find your Ambassador Butterfly and see the student in Mexico who received it.


students holding symbolic butterflies

Fall 2014

December 12, 2014
Over 32,000 students sent Symbolic Monarch Butterflies to the children at the overwintering sites in Mexico. Find your school on the list.
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December 4, 2014
Your Symbolic Monarchs have arrived in Mexico and into the hands of the children living near the monarch sanctuaries!

bfly November 7, 2014
Symbolic butterflies carry messages of goodwill, friendship and monarch conservation. Visit the 2014 Symbolic Monarch Gallery for a sampling of this year's creative ambassador butterflies.
blooming tulips October 20, 2014
The deadline has passed and hundreds of Ambassador butterflies are arriving at the staging grounds. Let's take a peek at some of the faces behind the butterflies.
blooming tulips October 3, 2014
The deadline is approaching! Postmark your butterflies by October 10th.

September 19, 2014
It's time for the Symbolic Butterfly Migration! Make a classroom butterfly to unite children in the US, Mexico, and Canada in monarch conservation.

Deadline is October 10, 2014

Monarch butterfly sanctuary tour.

Send a Monarch to Mexico 2014!
In the fall, over 60,000 students across the globe create symbolic butterflies and send them to Mexico. Children who live beside the monarchs' winter sanctuaries in Mexico protect the paper butterflies and return them in the spring. Join the celebration! How to participate.

Deadline is October 10, 2014

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