Teach About Monarchs
Host a Film at Your Church
Enlighten your youth about monarchs and empower them to share the story with others!
Flight of the Butterflies on Blu-Ray is our top pick for films. It is both educational and entertaining, and it engages viewers young and old.
"It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway, and one scientist’s 40-year search to unravel the mystery–where do they go each fall? Experience the Flight of the Butterflies."
Obtain permissions to show Flight of the Butterflies by contacting SKFilms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many wonderful films available to teach about monarchs. See our Resources section for a link to purchase information for PBS Nova: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies, another great choice!
Learn from the Experts
Take your youth on a field trip, or bring an expert to them.
Many towns and cities have educational programs in their parks and zoos. Plan an outing with your youth, their friends and their parents. Or have a monarch conservation specialist come and speak to your group. Call your county agent, your park district, or your local university for recommendations. You can check our link to see if MonarchWatch.org has a conservation specialist near you.
Become Citizen Scientists
Look for monarchs in their natural habitats and enjoy the abundance in creation.
Teach your kids to look closely for monarch butterflies, eggs and caterpillars in places where native milkweed and other native perennial plants are growing. Share a report of your findings on the Journey North website. Monarchs share their beautiful habitat with many of God's other creatures too. Notice how full of life monarch habitat is!