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The Symbolic Migration Has Started!
Your symbolic butterflies are arriving at Journey North headquarters. Postmark your butterflies by October 12. Find out more...
Monarch butterfly sanctuary tour.
Photo Credit: Sydenham Community School 2011
  The 17th annual Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration is about to take place across North America. Over 60,000 students in the United States and Canada create symbolic butterflies and send them to Mexico for the winter. Children in Mexico who live beside the monarch's winter sanctuaries protect the butterflies and send them north in the spring. Through the Symbolic Migration, children across North America are united by the monarch butterfly and celebrate its spectacular migration. They learn authentic lessons of ambassadorship, conservation, and international cooperation.