Symbolic Migration Project-Timeline


Timeline: 2022-2023

Before October 7, 2022: Introducing the Project

**Special Note: Unfortunately, the map can only display one dot at each location, and clicking on the dot will only show one report (the most recent record reported). We suggest that if multiple groups will be reporting from the same address, one leader should act as liaison and a photo collage of all the Ambassador Butterflies be uploaded for that address. All individual reports and photos will appear on the List of Participants.

November 2022 - March 2023: Learn about the Monarch’s winter home in Mexico.

  • Read about your Class Ambassador Butterfly in Mexico on the Symbolic Migration website! Use the search function at the top right of the Symbolic Migration website to locate school/group/family or your town. Check back weekly! Deliveries begin mid-November and are usually completed by late February or early March.

  • Read about the fall migration of real monarch butterflies by following Journey North news updates

  • Learn more about monarch life cycle and migration available on Journey North Monarch Butterfly Resource pages.

April 2023: Continue the Cycle of Friendship

  • Watch your Inbox! You will receive an email sharing a Google Drive folder with clusters of life-sized butterflies and a letter from a Mexican student in ample time for a Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) homecoming celebration.

  • VERY IMPORTANT: Report the arrival of individual life-sized butterflies by contacting teachers directly. Teacher’s emails will be on every life-sized butterfly. Please make time for this important step! Children will be waiting to find out where their own butterflies landed.