Symbolic Butterfly Migration Update: October 2, 2006
Included in this Reminder:
Reminder: The Postmark Deadline is October 13
“ Gotta Go, Gotta Go, Gotta Go to Mexico!” Kindergartners in MN made up this little jingle as they prepared their symbolic monarchs for the trip to Mexico last week.
Are YOU preparing for the October 13 deadline?
Border Crossings: Your Tiny Symbolic Ambassadors
As you prepare to send your monarch as an ambassador to Mexico, we recommend the following lessons to help reinforce the spirit and objectives of the Symbolic Monarch Migration.
Packages are already making their way to the Journey North headquarters! Each day more envelopes of butterflies arrive. We calculate about 2266 symbolic butterflies from 30 states and provinces have landed. They have arrived in 103 envelopes.
Hook In to Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16 and Chile on September 18.
Check Your Steps--Did You "Check" the Checklist for 2006?
1) Print the Migration Checklist and read the packing information carefully.
2) Follow the mailing instructions on the Migration Checklist exactly.
3) Check off as you complete each task.
4) Enclose the Migration Checklist with your butterflies
"We're Helping Monarchs"--Your Donations at Work
Students' contributions have helped protect the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Mexico in many ways. The sanctuaries are not adequately protected. Deforestation threatens the habitat monarchs need to survive. Saving the sanctuaries is a challenge because the people who live there depend on the forest for survival too, just like the monarchs. All student donations support the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation's important work. Please help!
Visit the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation website for details.
For Complete Informaton on How to Participate in the Symbolic Migration
The "Spirit of the Monarch"
Monarch migration can be a mysterious concept. A teacher in NJ wrote about her reasons for participating in the symbolic migration:
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