Send a Monarch to Mexico!
Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration Update: November 3, 1998
Today's Update Includes:
UPS driver Steve Tersteeg with
some of your Butterflies
On Monday evening November 2 at exactly 4: 55 p.m. your paper butterflies began the
final leg of their Symbolic Migration to Mexico. Once again this year, our friendly
UPS driver Steve Tersteeg arrived at the staging grounds in Minneapolis and eagerly
loaded them onto his truck. Before leaving, he gave us their special tracking number
so you can follow the migration live all the way to Mexico. Are you wondering where
the butterflies are right now? Visit the UPS WWW site and find out!
- The Butterflies' tracking number is: 4987 858 164 4
- Link to the UPS WWW site
"How Much Longer Until We Get There?"
Steve "challenges" you with today's
This question is familiar to anyone who has taken a long trip. As the butterfly
flies, it's over 2,000 miles from Minneapolis to Mexico City. Before he left with
your butterflies, Steve challenged you to answer this Challenge Question:
Challenge Question #12:
"Exactly how many days, hours and minutes do you think it will take the butterflies
to reach the front door of the Museo del Nino in Mexico City?"
The butterflies are traveling via UPS' "Expedited" service. Here is
the path they will take:
- The Butterflies departed from the Journey North Office in Minneapolis at 4:55
p.m. on Nov. 2nd.
- From Minneapolis, the butterflies will be TRUCKED to Louisville, KY
- From Louisville, they will FLY to Dallas,TX
- From Dallas they will FLY to Mexico
- Upon arrival in Mexico City, they will go through Customs.
- Finally they will be TRUCKED to the Museo del Nino in Mexico City.
- As you figure your answer, this information about the workday in Mexico might
be helpful: People generally come to work at 9 a.m., they take a midday comida from
12 until 2, and return to work until about 7p.m.
To RESPOND to this
Challenge Question, please follow the instructions at the end of this report.
Symbolic Migration Passenger List
All aboard for Mexico! A diverse, international population of symbolic butterflies
is now en route to Mexico. Monarchs from 1,892 classrooms, 3 countries, 49 U.S. States,
the District of Columbia, and 5 Canadian Provinces are included. (We'll tell you
the exact number of butterflies in our next report.) Here is the list of passengers.
Please carefully look for your school's name.
PLEASE DON'T PANIC
If you sent butterflies to Mexico and you do not find your name on the
list, please don't be alarmed. Simply send an E-mail to Journey North and let us
know: our feedback form
(Please include your full name and address, and the number of butterflies you sent.)
The Long, Cold Winter Has Begun
While the butterflies enjoy the warmth of Mexico, all winter long we will save the
envelope you provided for the butterflies' return trip next spring. Remember, your
own butterfly is now part of the Symbolic Monarch population. Most likely, you will
NOT receive your own butterfly back in the spring. Instead, you will receive one
that has been added to the population by another student. However, because your butterfly
is carrying your address on its wing, you can hope to hear where your own butterfly
Buen Viaja Mariposas!
Thanks For the Lift
It's a long way from Minnesota to Mexico but, thanks to UPS, your butterflies will
receive a free ride. We encourage you to thank UPS directly. Without Mr. Jim Meyer,
CEO of UPS Minnesota, this would not have been done! Letters should be addressed
and sent to:
||Mr. Jim Meyer
United Parcel Service
3312 Broadway Street N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
How to Respond to Challenge Question # 12:
- Address an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the Subject Line of your message write: Challenge Question # 12
- In the body of the message, answer the question above.
The Next Symbolic Monarch Migration Update Will be Posted on November 10, 1998
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