Partnering to conserve the monarch butterfly migration

MJV Projects: Education and Outreach

It is only through knowledge that people will come to love and protect creatures great and small. All MJV partners are working to share information about monarchs, their migration, and opportunities to monitor and protect them, with teachers, land managers, decision makers, and volunteers.

Creating Habitat in Corporate Landscapes and Utility Right-of-Way Areas

The Pollinator Partnership is encouraging corporations and utility companies to establish monarch habitat in corporate landscapes and right-of-way areas by providing specific habitat installation guidelines.  Read More »

Cuesta Kato Habitat Demonstration

Back to Natives Restoration connects the community to habitat restoration through service learning and native plant education.  Read More »

Educational Resources for Teachers to Accelerate Monarch Recovery

Sand County Foundation is working to connect high school educators and students with hands-on pollinator and monarch habitat projects on commercial farms and rural electric facilities.  Read More »

Engaging Citizen Scientists in Monarch Conservation in Idaho

In 2016, Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) undertook a statewide survey of milkweeds and monarch natal habitats to better understand their distributions, habitat associations, and conservation threats.  Read More »

Engaging Wisconsinites in Monarch Conservation via Citizen Science

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin (NRF) will hold three monarch-specific trainings in Wisconsin to unify and increase the number of monarch citizen scientists in the state.  Read More »

Engaging Youth in Agricultural Communities as Leaders for Monarch Recovery

The Sand County Foundation aims to engage FFA students and chapters throughout the Upper Midwest as leaders for monarch conservation through a Supervised Agricultural Experience.  Read More »

FFA Monarch Garden Grants

The USFWS, Monarch Joint Venture and Monarch Lab are partnering to provide five $1000 grants to FFA chapters to install monarch habitat gardens at schools and farms.  Read More »

Mayors for Monarchs

Cities and municipalities are committing to create monarch habitat and educate citizens about how they can make a difference for monarchs at home through the new National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors' Monarch Pledge.  Read More »

Milkweed to Monarchs Restoration and Education

The Cincinnati Nature Center is working to restore parcels of their property for monarchs, seed collection, and education.  Read More »

Missouri Monarch Butterfly Habitat Education Campaign for Private Landowners

In this project, the coalition is working on reaching out to three audiences in Missouri to bring about landscape level conservation: agricultural producers and farmers, the general public, and conservation organizations.  Read More »

Monarch Biology and Conservation Meeting

In 2012, monarch enthusiasts and experts from Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, and Spain attended the Monarch Biology and Conservation Meeting held at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  Read More »

Monarch Citizen Science Training and Outreach

The Monarch Lab is engaging MJV partners and monarch citizen science programs to conduct citizen science training events in key locations across the U.S.  Read More »

Monarch Education in the Southwest

The Southwest Monarch Study will engage volunteers and conservationists throughout the Southwest to expand monarch conservation and monitoring in the area.  Read More »

Monarch Habitat Certification Programs

To drive awareness and promotion of monarch habitat, we encourage all habitats to be registered through various certification programs. Below are a few monarch or pollinator programs facilitated by Monarch Joint Venture partners.  Read More »

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project Online Training

Want to help monitor monarchs? We rely on citizen scientists to learn more about monarch biology and population trends. The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project has created an online training course to teach you how to find and monitor monarchs and milkweed.  Read More »

Monarch Monitoring Training Assessment

University of Minnesota researchers are assessing the impact of monarch monitoring workshops on participant engagement in monarch monitoring and conservation, using Texas trainings as a case study.  Read More »

Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Group

Monarch Watch has recruited citizen scientist Conservation Specialists to be ambassadors for monarch conservation.  Read More »

NABA Butterfly Garden Website and Material Update

NABA has updated their Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program webpage to be more monarch and milkweed-friendly.  Read More »

Pollinator Habitat Demonstration Sites in Agricultural Areas

With support from the New York Community Trust, MJV partners are working to install pollinator habitat demonstration sites in agricultural areas of the Midwest.  Read More »

Promoting Citizen Science Monitoring of Monarchs and Milkweed in Texas

Texas is a critical driver of the health of the eastern monarch population. The Cibolo Nature Center in the Texas Hill Country is training volunteers to collect and report data on monarchs and milkweeds in this important state.  Read More »

Wild for Monarchs Campaign

Wild Ones has initiated a national campaign to promote native milkweed and nectar plant installation and increase awareness through monitoring and education programs.  Read More »

Workshops for Overwintering Site Land Managers and Citizen Science Monitors

Xerces aims to educate overwintering site land managers and citizen scientists to help protect and enhance monarch overwintering sites in California.  Read More »

Youth Pollinator Habitat Program

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are expanding their Youth Pollinator Habitat program that was established in 2014 to provide fun educational opportunities for youth and communities!  Read More »