Symbolic Migration Timeline

Before October 14, 2016

Join the celebration! See Teacher Packet for step-by-step instructions.

By October 14, 2016

Mail your Symbolic Butterfly by October 14, 2016. Sorry, no exceptions!

Report to Fall Symbolic Migration map after you send your butterfly on its journey. Your class will appear on the map and you contact other classrooms in North America.

November 2016

Follow your Symbolic Monarchs's journey to Mexico! Stay informed with the Symbolic Migration News.

Winter 2016-2017

Learn about the Monarch's winter home in Mexico:

Pictures of students receiving the symbolic butterflies will be posted February 15, 2017.

Explore Life in the Monarch Sanctuary Region for videos, photos and bilingual stories.

April 2017

Watch your mailbox! Butterflies will be mailed the week of April 24, 2017 in time for a Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) homecoming celebration.

Report to Spring Symbolic Migration map as soon as you receive a return butterfly in the spring. Teachers: Be sure to make time for this important step! Children will be depending on you to find out where their own butterflies landed.