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Dear Families,
In a unique partnership, our class is joining students and scientists across North America this spring to track the monarch butterfly's migration from Mexico.

Millions of monarch butterflies begin their migration from Mexico every March. With just a few weeks to live, the butterflies race northward to find milkweed and lay eggs. The next monarch generation then continues the migration in place of their parents.

As the migration progresses from March through June, students predict the path the monarchs travel and map their journey north. They explore what scientists know about migration mysteries, and discover how much more there is to learn. They see the many risks the monarchs face and learn about conservation efforts underway to protect monarchs--on the wintering grounds and at points along the path. Perhaps most importantly, students participate in an annual, international celebration as this delicate sign of spring moves across the continent.

Our Class Will Travel With the Monarchs
JOURNEY NORTH is an educational website that engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. Students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. Our class will be tracking the migration of monarch butterflies this spring and we invite you to embark on this journey with us.

Join the Journey!
Here’s how you can join our journey and support your child’s learning:

  • Tour Journey North online. See web address at the top of this letter.
  • Watch for monarchs and milkweed: Be citizen scientists by observing and reporting your sightings of monarch butterflies.
  • Learn More: Read booklets or view slideshows about monarch butterflies with your child on the Journey North website.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please call.

Yours respectfully,