Symbolic Migration Winding Down

February 8, 2023 by Team Journey North

Susan Meyers, Symbolic Migration Project Coordinator with Monarchs Across Georgia, travels to Mexico. As the Symbolic Migration Project winds down, Ms. Meyers and Ms. Romero will visit schools over the next week.

Photo: Estela Romero


The 2022-23 season of the Symbolic Migration is winding down. Within the next weeks, the remaining Ambassadors will land in the hands of students at Mexican schools as the real monarchs complete their winter stay in the sanctuaries.

To date, nearly 975 Ambassadors from classrooms, families, and groups across Canada and the USA have been distributed! Delivery will continue this month. To find out where YOUR Ambassador has landed, use the SEARCH function at the top of Estela Romero’s blog home page to enter your town or school/ group name.

What’s next? I’ll be in Mexico with Ms. Romero this month collecting the letters completed by students as part of the environmental lesson. When I return to the USA, our volunteers here in Georgia will package a letter along with a cluster of assorted life-sized butterflies for each of the participating groups. Every Ambassador sent will receive an envelope in return.

Our aim this year is to have every Spring Return Envelope mailed by the end of March. Watch your Inbox for updates and your mailbox for the envelope!

Susan Meyers
Monarchs Across Georgia Committee

Environmental Education Alliance

 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 of Georgia, 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.