Connecting Across Borders
October 3, 2016, by Mary Hosier

Classrooms from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are united by the monarch. Postmark deadline: October 14, 2016
Hinesburg Community School second graders. Hinesburg, Vermont   Pat O'Brien
Join the Community

Download the instructions for how to create an ambassador butterfly you will send to Mexico.

Teacher Packet
How to Participate

Ambassador Butterfly Messages
The class butterflies you make and send are carrying messages of monarch conservation and friendship between students in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Ohio: "Saludos a nuestros amigos de las monarchas. Las deseamos un buen viaje a Mexico. Que se cuiden mucho! Saludos desde Ohio." Best wishes to our monarchs and our friends of monarchs. Hudson, OH

Kentucky: "Gracias por cuidar a las mariposas monarca este invierno, de parte de sus vecinos del norte." Thank you for taking care of the monarchs this winter." Fort Thomas, KY

New Jersey: "Hola amigos! Hello friends! Respectamos todos los animales! We respect all animals!” Gladstone, NJ

South Dakota: "Our class hatched and released about 20 butterflies this year!” Garrison, SD


butterfly ambassador
"Help Save Me Please"
butterfly ambassador
Ambassador Butterfly

Estela Romero Writes: A Message from Mexico
Please keep these two important things in mind regarding the symbolic Monarchs you will be making and sending:

News from the Classroom
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Report: Connect through the Map

After you send your butterfly on its journey, report to the Fall Migration map. Participating classrooms can connect through the map.

symbolic migration map
Report | Map

Donate Books to Students
Use this opportunity to send a Spanish version of the book, Monarch! Come Play with Me, to a classroom in Mexico.

buy a book for Mexico
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