Symbolic Migration 2007-2008

Symbolic Migration Map
of Returning Butterflies, Spring 2008


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Spring, 2008

May 2, 2008
Celebrate! Symbolic Butterflies are back! Students learn how to find your butterflies on the map. Teachers, you hold the key for students to find their butterflies. Learn how to add your handful to the map for others to find. Come to the Web to see some pictures from the Journey North Symbolic Monarch headquarters!

Fall, 2007 and Winter, 2008

esculaPA158 March 21 , 2008
The real and symbolic monarch butterflies are migrating north from Mexico right now. All 70,000+ are heading to Minnesota where we'll prepare them for the final leg of their journey. Watch your mailbox for their return by May 5th. Meanwhile, explore the photo galleries and see how the Symbolic Monarchs spent the winter in Mexico!

February 28, 2008
Last fall, classrooms sent over $11,000 to Mexico for monarch conservation. Two stories this week are about the work the students' donations are supporting. The goal of both projects is to take pressure off the forest by helping local people find new ways to live and work.

FlightPowered12 December 7, 2007
The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation contributions are now tallied. Thank you for your generous support for the programs that help conservation efforts in this region! Try some monarch math: Imagine the paper butterflies carrying these funds on their migration. How much would each carry? Learn about the lives of the people in the sanctuary region. Practice Spanish as you read their stories.
November 29, 2007
Your symbolic monarch butterflies have now safely arrived in Mexico. Find out how many days, hours and minutes it took, AND how many butterflies actually made the trip. A record numbers of symbolic butterflies made the journey this year! See all the schools on the 2007 Passenger List. Then learn about the Mexican President’s special visit to the Monarch Sanctuaries.
November 6, 2007
Here at the Symbolic Butterfly Capital of the World, thousands of butterflies are preparing for their fall journey. Learn to use the MapServer, and click away to learn more about the 1100 classrooms that carefully crafted the goodwill butterflies. Then set your eyes on the amazing 2007 Symbolic Butterfly Art Galleries. Many butterflies were designed in entirely new and creative ways! Can you find YOURS?
October 23, 2007
Get ready to ooooh and aaaaah over the beautiful butterflies that have landed at the staging area at the Journey North headquarters. See what's involved with getting your butterflies to the sanctuary areas in Mexico. Find out how you can become an ambassador representing the monarchs in their long and perilous migration each year. And mark your calendars for the next news from Journey North.

Send a Monarch to Mexico 2007!
This fall, the 12th annual "Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration" is taking 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.