Symbolic Migration 2013-2014

Fall 2013
letter writing Updates: Sept 11, Oct. 18, Nov. 4, Nov. 15, Dec. 6

December 13, 2013
Mexican Culture: As Estela delivers ambassador butterflies to schools in Mexico, students are writing letters to their new friends.

Spotting monarchs November 25, 2013
It's time to share monarch ambassadorship with hundreds of students in Mexico.
Spotting monarchs November 14, 2013
Welcome home! Both the symbolic and the real monarchs are now in Mexico.
books for students in Mexico

November 4, 2013
The first real monarchs are starting to arrive in Mexico and your symbolic butterflies will soon be joining them!

Photo: Nepean, Ontario

books for students in Mexico

October 18, 2013
Here's a peek at some of the people who have reported sending ambassador butterflies to Mexico.

Photo: Sharon Cardoso

books for students in Mexico

October 4, 2013: Deadline Approaching
Next Friday is the postmark deadline for this year's Symbolic Migration.

Mail by October 11, 2013

sample gallery

September 11, 2013
It's time to create your paper monarchs for the Symbolic Butterfly Migration! When you send your ambassador butterfly, report to the map.


Monarch butterfly sanctuary tour.

Send a Monarch to Mexico 2013!
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


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