Monarch Lab

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10/12/2015
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Curriculum
Course/Workshop
Research
Abstract: 

The Monarch Lab aims to promote and facilitate science inquiry-based education and citizen science through original curricula, professional development, web-based resources and research opportunities. We use monarchs and other insects as focal organisms in citizen science, inquiry-based teacher workshops and conduct an annual Insect Fair to spotlight student research. The monarch butterfly serves as an excellent tool to get students, and the public, excited about science, inquiry and conservation.

Programs we offer:

  • Monarchs in the Classroom (http://www.monarchlab.org/mitc/), which provides curricula, training and resources to educators who use monarchs and monarch habitats as sites for education.
  • Schoolyard Ecology Exploration (http://www.monarchlab.org/see/), which provides curricula, garden grants, training and resources to utilize schoolyards and nearby natural resources as sites for education.
  • Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (www.mlmp.org), has been a citizen science program since 1996. Volunteer scientists collect data on the abundance and location of monarchs according to the prescribed protocols of the project.
  • The Monarch Lab is a program of the University of Minnesota Extension and the University of Minnesota Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology.

    Topic Areas: 
    Environmental Sciences
    General Ecology
    Target Audience: 
    All
    Teachers
    Grades Pre K-12
    Citizen and Youth Groups
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Metro
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Monarch Lab
    University of Minnesota
    Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
    1980 Folwell Ave, 200 Hodson Hall
    St. Paul, MN 55108
    612-625-8304
    info@monarchlab.org
    http://www.monarchlab.org/

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