Fall Activity #1
Introduce The Symbolic Migration
Launch the Symbolic Migration in your classroom with this introductory slideshow and video. Provide a school/family connection with take-home letter.
1. View Introductory Slideshow
Build background about monarch butterfly migration and give context for the Symbolic Migration. Key concepts:
- Monarch butterflies connect people across North America as they migrate across international borders.
- Symbolic paper butterflies serve as ambassadors to represent our shared interests and common conservation goals.
2. View Introductory Video
Travel to the monarch overwintering region in Mexico by way of video. Footage includes blizzard of butterflies in monarch sanctuary and visit to nearby school that hosts symbolic monarchs each year.
3. Wrap Up: School-home Connection
Invite Participation: Use this parent letter to encourage students to invite their families to track migration with your class — of both real monarch butterflies and your symbolic butterflies.