Monarchs in the Classroom began in 1991 when Karen Oberhauser brought 10 monarch larvae into her daughter Amy's kindergarten classroom. Since then, it has grown to include a wide variety of materials and professional development opportunities for teachers throughout the US. Especially important to the program is the partnership between classroom teachers and scientists committed to sharing their expertise with the K-12 community. All of our programs reflect this partnership, combining real science with techniques that work for teachers and students, and promoting classroom practices in which students learn science in ways that reflect the inquiry methods used by scientists to understand the natural world.
Each summer courses are offered for licensed Minnesota teachers interested in learning how to use monarchs and other nearby natural resources to teach hands-on science.
Please visit the Monarchs in the Classroom website at http://www.monarchlab.org/mitc/ for more information.