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Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration Update: November 3, 1998
Today's Update Includes:

UPS driver Steve Tersteeg with some of your Butterflies

They're Off!
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!

Steve "challenges" you with today's Challenge Question

"How Much Longer Until We Get There?"

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:

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.

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 landed.
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
District Manager
United Parcel Service
3312 Broadway Street N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413

How to Respond to Challenge Question # 12:
  1. Address an e-mail message to:
  2. In the Subject Line of your message write: Challenge Question # 12
  3. 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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