Events

Events

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Integrated Monarch Monitoring Project Trainings

Citizen scientists provide valuable data to monarch conservation through the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP), and many other programs. To learn about how to count monarchs and carefully describe their habitats with IMMP, please consider attending one of our 2018 training sessions. Find more information about the program and the training sessions here.

Monarch Conservation Webinar Series

Join us for the 2018 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series, hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture and the USFWS National Conservation Training Center! On the 4th Tuesday of each month, we will dive into a new monarch conservation topic with expertise and experience from the MJV partnership and other organizations. Click on the title of a webinar to register!  Webinar titles may be updated and additional presenters may be added to a webinar as the event approaches. More information and a description of each webinar will be available on our events page approximately one month before the webinar date, or earlier. If you register early you will receive email updates on the webinars you have signed up for as information becomes available, so register today!

  • Title: On the Wings of Monarchs: A 10,000 foot view of species conservation
    Date: Tuesday, 2/27/2018, 2 PM Eastern Time
    Presenter: Wendy Caldwell, Monarch Joint Venture Coordinator
    Description: COMPLETED. Visit our page of archived webinars for a recording of this webinar and to watch other previous webinars.
  • Title: Success Stories in Engaging the Agricultural Community in State Monarch Conservation Planning
    Date: Tuesday 3/27/2018, 2 PM Eastern Time
    Presenters: Facilitated by the Keystone Monarch Collaborative. Steve Bradbury, Iowa State University. Wayne Fredericks, Iowa Soybean Association. Aimee Hood, Monsanto. Karen Kinkead, Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Susan Kozak, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Brent Vandeloecht, Missouri Department of Conservation.
    Description: COMPLETED. Check our page of archived webinars for a recording of this webinar and to watch other previous webinars.

  • Title: Understanding the Endangered Species Act
    Date: Tuesday 4/24/2018, 2 PM Eastern Time
    Presenter: Karen Anderson, ​USFWS Biologist
    Description: COMPLETED. Check our page of archived webinars for a recording of this webinar and to watch other previous webinars

  • Title: The Power of Volunteers in Monarch Conservation
    Date: Tuesday, 5/22/2018, 2 PM Eastern Time
    Presenter: Rich Dolesh, National Recreation and Park Association Vice-President for Strategic Initiatives
    Description: COMPLETED. Check our page of archived webinars for a recording of this webinar and to watch other previous webinars

  • Title: Milkweed Seed Collection
    Date: Tuesday 6/26/2018, 2 PM Eastern Time
    Presenters: Hal Mann, President, Wild Ones Oak Openings Region Chapter. Bob Huffman, Seed Manager, Prairie Restorations Inc. Angie Babbit, Communications Coordinator, Monarch Watch. Dena Podrebarac, Milkweed Grant Coordinator, Monarch Watch.
    Description: COMPLETED. Check our page of archived webinars for a recording of this webinar and to watch other previous webinars

  • Title: Meadow Establishment in the East
    Date: Tuesday 7/24/2018, 2 PM Eastern Time
    Presenters: Larry Weaner, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates Founder & Principal. Ann Aldrich, Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy, past Restoration Director.
    DescriptionCOMPLETED. Check our page of archived webinars for a recording of this webinar and to watch other previous webinars

  • Title: Getting Monarchs into Business: Case studies of monarch conservation
    Date: Tuesday, August 28th, 2018. 2 PM Eastern Time
    Presenters: Iris Caldwell, Energy Resources Center; Rob Campbell, Wildlife Habitat Council; Susan Kelsey, GM; Heather Meyer, Exelon.
    Description: Rob Campbell will discuss the business case for support monarch conservation, exploring how businesses work with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) to incorporate conservation into business operations, corporate citizenship initiatives and business management targets. Several quick-fire case studies will introduce the breadth of project types implemented by WHC members, across sectors and with varying resource availability. Susan Kelsey, will then take a deep dive into how GM, a long-time member of the Wildlife Habitat Council, monarch habitat a priority among their suite of pollinator projects in North America. With more than seventy certified programs world-wide, GM has used very effectively used monarch habitat as one way to engage employees and community, enhance habitat, and link to local, regional and national ecological initiatives. Next, Heather Meyer will provide an overview of at Exelon Nuclear’s Five-Year Pollinator Habitat Restoration Plan, which outlines habitat enhancement actions and approaches taken at their generation sites. Lastly, Iris Caldwell will discuss how the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group is supporting organizations in the transportation and energy sectors to overcome hurdles and promote habitat on the ground.

  • Title: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Monarch predators and disease
    Date: Tuesday September 18th, 2018. 2 PM Eastern Time
    Presenter: Dr. Sonia Altizer, Project Monarch Health, University of Georgia.
    Description: Coming soon!

  • Title: "5th Generation" Monarchs: What do we know and not know?
    Date: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018. 2 PM Eastern Time
    Presenter: Dr. Kristen Baum, Oklahoma State University
    Description: Coming soon!

  • Title: Where are the Monarchs and Milkweeds? Crowd-sourcing, modeling, and surveying across the West
    Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018. 2 PM Eastern Time
    Presenters: Emma Pelton, Conservation Biologist and Candace Fallon, Senior Conservation Biologist, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
    Description: Coming soon!

MJV/MAFWA Conservation Partners Meeting

This meeting will take place in Nebraska November 28th and 29th and will combine the MJV Annual Partnership Meeting with the MAFWA Mid-America partner and stakeholder conference. MJV partner organizations are invited to attend. Please contact Cora for more information.

Monarch Butterfly Events Calendar

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