Life in the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Region of Mexico
Children and Families Share Their Stories

Reading Activities

Meet some of the children and families who share their mountain homes with the monarchs every winter. These stories portray the personal side of monarch conservation as seen through the eyes of the people who live in the region.
 Video Clips  
Greetings from Mexico!
Learn Spanish Words with Noemi and her Dad

Domestic Uses
of Wood

Two Loads of Wood
per Week


Video Visit
to the Molino

  Slideshows and Booklets
A Day in the Life of a Student in Monarch Overwintering Region
Bernices and Life on the Ranch
Warm pajamas at night in Angangueo
Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Region Resources for Kids
Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Region in Mexico
Day of the Dead | Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Region
Making Pan de los Muertos
Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Region | Resources for Kids

National Science Education Standards

  • Resources are things we get from living and nonliving environment to meet the needs and wants of a population.
  • Some resources are basic materials, such as air, water, and soil; some are produced from basic resources, such as food, fuel, and building materials; and some resources are nonmaterial, such as quiet places, beauty, security, and safety.
  • The supply of many resources is limited. If used, resources can be extended through recycling and decreased use.

National Geography Standards

  • The physical and human characteristics of places.
  • How human actions modify the physical environment.
  • The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.