Partnering to conserve the monarch butterfly migration


Upcoming Monarch Joint Venture Events

Scroll down to see the events calendar.

Monarch Conservation Webinar Series:

  • 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern, Thursday May 11th- Tracing the Cultural Significance of Monarchs with Columba Gonzalez-Duarte (University of Toronto, Anthropology PhD Candidate)
    This webinar will trace the historical and contemporary cultural significance of the Monarch Butterfly in North America. Based on her research for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Gonzalez will present a broad range of human cultural  practices that use, or used, the monarch for symbolic purposes.  This iconic insect has been embedded in practices such as rituals, ancestral territories, human rights movements, and even in tri-national political agreements. Humans of different cultures perceive this butterfly in different ways, and the webinar will review some symbolic uses among Mexican indigenous groups, Native American groups, butterfly amateurs, and professionals. Get ready for a seminar that explores the inter-dependence of nature and culture through the journey of this charismatic insect.
    Register here!

View previous webinars and get more information here.


NOTE: Please email to request events be added to this calendar. As noted at the bottom of the calendar, all events displayed are shown as central time. To follow the events more closely, simply add the calendar to your Google Calendar by using the button in the lower right-hand corner. In doing this, your default time zone should be displayed on all Monarch Butterfly Events listed on your Google Calendar.