Registration Now Open

August 5, 2022 by Team Journey North

Don't miss participating in the Symbolic Migration Project. Deadline to register: October 7, 2022.

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Symbolic Migration: Celebrating the 27th Year!

​Participate in the 27th annual Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration with youth from across North America. Families, home schools, nature centers, youth groups, and classrooms are welcome to participate.

In the fall of 2021, 28,000 youth in the United States and Canada created symbolic butterflies and sent them to Mexico for the winter. Students in schools near the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico protected the butterflies and sent them north in the spring of 2022.

These symbolic butterflies build bridges of communication between students in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. United by the monarch butterfly, children across North America learn lessons of conservation, cooperation, and ambassadorship. 

Register now to participate in this project. The complete details on how to participate are in the Leader Packet for the 2022-23 Symbolic Migration season. 

Questions? Contact Monarchs Across Georgia.

Register with Journey North and report your school as a Symbolic Migration Project participating school. Watch the map, showcasing the international scope of this project. 

Questions? Contact us.

The Symbolic Migration Project is a partnership project between Journey North, a program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, and Monarchs Across Georgia, a committee of The Environmental Education Alliance, a 501(c)(3) organization. Journey North manages the interactive Symbolic Migration Participant Maps and hosts all educational materials on the Journey North website. Monarchs Across Georgia administers the program and is responsible for all fundraising.