Monarch Teacher Network (MTN) began in August 2001 with 18 New Jersey participants in the first “Teaching and Learning With Monarch Butterflies” workshop in southern New Jersey, near Philadelphia. MTN has grown each year since, training participants to bring monarchs into their homes, schools and communities. Workshops are normally conducted in June, July and August. Since 2001 MTN has trained over 8,000 people, holding workshops in 26 states, 6 provinces and 6 countries.
Monarch Teacher Network is made of people from all different backgrounds including: educators, master gardeners, naturalists, park workers, and anyone who has a passion for the monarch butterfly story. In the United States the project receives funding support from the October Hill Foundation while in Canada, the project receives funding from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.
Our US partners in 2016 included: Ladew Gardens [Maryland], University of Illinois Extension [Illinois], Duke Farms [New Jersey], Loudoun County Schools [Virginia], WPU [New Jersey], Teacher’s College, Columbia University [New York], South Haven Public Schools [Michigan], Country Village Montessori School, Amherst [New Hampshire], Rutgers Cooperative Extension [NJ], and more.
Monarch Teacher Network in Canada is active through the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority //www.trca.on.ca/. To see where workshops will be in Canada, and to register for a Canadian workshop, visit: www.monarchteacher.ca
Sites and dates for US Summer Monarch Butterfly workshops in the United States can be found on the Activities/Workshops page. New locations are being added so continue to check that webpage for updates. To explore the possibility of bringing a workshop to your area/state, contact Brian Hayes or Erik Mollenhauer