Symbolic Migration 2008-2009
Fall, 2008

January 14, 2009
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.
December 12, 2008
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.
Arrival_0062 November 28, 2008
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.
October 31, 2008
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!

Send 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.