'Monarchs on a Mission'

Monarchs on a Mission
Monarchs on a Mission

Monarchs across North America are disappearing. Pesticide and herbicide use, deforestation of their wintering grounds in Mexico and loss of milkweed in the United States are three important reasons for their decline.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is dedicated to conserving all pollinator species - including monarchs. Quality education is one way to advance conservation of monarchs across the state.

“Monarchs on a Mission” aims to educate Nebraskans about monarchs and milkweed by inviting them to color a monarch of their own. The colored monarchs will be collected and used in an exhibit at the Nebraska State Capitol during Pollinator Week 2017.

Educators including formal classroom teachers, afterschool programs, scout troops and any other organization dedicated to educating children about monarchs are invited to request a “Monarchs on a Mission” educator packet. Packets include three lesson plans, up to 30 paper monarchs to be colored and a return envelope to send in colored monarchs for use in the display. To request a free educator packet, please visit http://www.outdoornebraska.gov/MonarchsOnAMission.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks for sharing this with any educators who may be interested!

Lindsay Rogers
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
Wildlife Education Specialist
Nebraska Project WILD Coordinator
2200 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 471-5581

Learn more about Project WILD, upcoming workshops and free resources & activities on the Nebraska Project WILD website – http://www.nebraskaprojectwild.org!