Symbolic Migration 2010-2011

Spring, 2011
Continue the Cycle of Friendship and Stewardship How to Continue the Cycle of Friendship and Stewardship
Here come the Symbolic Monarchs! Watch your mailbox for the arrival of your new symbolic monarch, then continue the cycle of friendship and stewardship! Please follow Steps 1-4. We're hoping for 100% participation. Students are counting on you!
Children at Pedro Ascencio School May 17, 2011
American and Canadian students wanted to know what life is like in the monarch butterfly overwintering region. They asked: What do your homes look like? What do you eat for lunch? How many monarchs do you see each winter? See how students at "Pedro Ascencio" School answered. Their one-room school house is located high in the mountains, near the Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary.
students and their butterflies February 22, 2011
Estela Romero and the faithful red Volkswagon, Rocinante, have completed their travels visiting students and schools near the monarch sanctuaries. Which children received your butterfly and its message of goodwill and ambassadorship? Find out this week using the Journey North Search Engine.
rocinante January 25, 2011
In Mexico, the little red Volkswagen, Rocinante, is traveling far and wide to spread the word about monarch ambassadorship. Students in regions never before included in the Symbolic Migration are sharing your butterflies this winter. Visit two special schools named for famous Mexicans. Take another peek at some schools that may be taking care of YOUR butterfly. Get ready for our mid-February update when all schools are in the search engine.
Fall, 2010
making pinata

December 14, 2010
Happy Holidays from your Friends in Mexico
In Mexico, Posada (celebrating the arrival of Christmas) starts this week with prayer, song, and merriment. For the children all over Mexico celebrations include the Piñata. Learn how to make your own Piñata with instructions from the students of Emiliano Zapata. Then take a peek at classes of first students to receive your butterflies. Maybe you'll spot your own!

children December 3, 2010
Rocinante's work has begun! The mighty little red Volkswagen is delivering symbolic butterflies to the children of Mexico. Estela takes your butterflies and her "green talk" to the schools to share the importance of conservation. Your contributions to the Monarch Butterfly Fund are helping to conserve the monarch migration now and for generations to come. Learn more about the Monarch Butterfly Fund and find out who contributed.
red vw November 8, 2010
Just like the real monarchs, your colorful paper butterflies have made the journey across the continent and landed in Mexico. The shipment, with almost 2,000 beautiful classroom butterflies, left headquarters one week ago. At the other end of their journey the butterflies will meet Estela Romero and her faithful little red Volkswagon. Learn about how the VW got its name from the adventures of Don Quijote de la Mancha and Sancho Panza. Who sent butterflies to Mexico? Find your name on the 2010 Passenger List.
sm bfly October 15, 2010
The postmark deadline (October 12) has passed and your symbolic butterflies are arriving from all over North America and beyond. Has your classroom made its mark and shared your comments on the map? Brush up on your Spanish language skills reading the messages written in the home language of the school children living near the monarch sanctuaries. Take a moment to stroll the Sample Gallery and enjoy a sampling of the butterflies you've sent this fall.
sym butterfly September 24, 2010
The "Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration" is starting! Just as the real monarch butterflies are migrating south to their wintering site in Mexico, students are making hand-crafted butterflies carrying messages of goodwill to the students in Mexico. Instructions for 2010 have changed. Be sure to read the Teacher Packet to learn about the changes. Try some lessons to prepare for the migration and see what is happening in Angangueo since the flood.

Send a Monarch to Mexico 2010!
News will be posted here this fall as the 15th annual "Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration" takes 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. Join the celebration! Here's how to participate.