Citizen scientists provide valuable data to monarch conservation through the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP). To learn about how to count monarchs and carefully describe their habitats, please consider attending one of our 2018 training sessions. If these dates don’t work for you, please check back as additional offerings are added to the calendar.
APRIL 14-15: *Volunteer Coordinator Workshop, Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center (Carver, MN) REGISTER HERE
MAY 8-9: Volunteer Training, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (Prairie City, IA) REGISTER HERE
JUNE 9-10: Volunteer Training, MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge (Bloomington, MN) REGISTER HERE
Date TBD: Volunteer Training (Chicago, IL) KEEP ME POSTED
*VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR TRAINING WORKING: If you are interested in training and coordinating colleagues, staff, or volunteers in your locality, the April 14-15 session will be best for you. In addition to learning the field protocols, participants will gain valuable guidance regarding recruitment, training, and logistical support of volunteers in their area, and how to coordinate IMMP monitoring efforts more broadly within their agency or organization. Click here to register for the Volunteer Coordinator Workshop.
GENERAL VOLUNTEER TRAINING: If you plan to participate as a monitor, the other Volunteer Trainings will provide more focus on monarch biology and learning the field protocols. Click here to register for a Volunteer Training.
All of the IMMP trainings are two days and cost $50 to attend. The fee covers the training, lunch during the workshop, and a kit of monitoring supplies. Space is limited to 30 participants; priority will be given to the first 30 registrants.
Additionally, as we explore interest across the US, it is likely that other workshops will be offered this season. If you would like to attend a training workshop and cannot make it to one of the scheduled trainings, please complete this form to let us know where you are. We will then contact you if there is enough interest in your area and we’re able to schedule one near you.