A BIG thanks for all who contributed to raising funds for the Monarch
Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation! A total of $9,947.20 was raised through
your efforts. Please take a look at the list of contributors. While
we wait for the monarchs to return, brush up on your Spanish and learn
about the lives of the people who live in the monarch sanctuary region.
Thousands of hand-made paper butterflies are being distributed to
school children in the sanctuary area of Mexico. These along with
the real butterflies will stay in Mexico until spring when the migration
north begins again. The total number of butterflies this year? 62,542!
How good was your estimate? Find your name on the passenger list.
And explore the life of a student in the sanctuary area.
The first shipment of symbolic butterflies has arrived at the sanctuaries!
The second is on its way. How many butterflies do you predict will
migrate in total? Today’s update will give you a big clue to
help you make an accurate prediction. Journey North’s Elizabeth
Howard recently visited with many of the schools near the Mexican
sanctuaries. Meet the people in Mexican who make it possible to share
your paper monarch ambassadors with children in the schools.
Muchas Mariposas! That is what you would find at the Journey North
Symbolic Butterfly Capital of the World. Loads of butterfly cluster
packets filled with booklets and butterflies will soon be on their
journey to the sanctuary schools. Did you report your packet sent?
Can you find your dot on the map? Take a sneak preview peak at the
2008 Symbolic Migration Art Gallery. Maybe you can spot your own butterfly!
October 9, 2008
Welcome to the 2008 Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration. Let's send
butterflies to Mexico! The postmark deadline is approaching –
October 14 - less than 1 week away. This is a reminder to follow all
the steps for a successful migration. Read it carefully!
a Monarch to Mexico 2008! News
will be posted here this fall as the 13th annual "Symbolic
Monarch Butterfly Migration" takes place across North America.
Students in the United States and Canada are creating thousands
of paper butterflies that will migrate to their counterparts in
Mexico for the winter. You're invited to join the celebration.