Monarch Teacher Network (MTN)

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 U.S. Partners include Colleges and Universities, County School Systems, Public High, Middle, and Elementary Schools, Private Schools, Montessori Schools,  Early Childhood locations, National gatherings, Nature Centers, Zoo’s, National Wildlife Reserves, Parks, Private Gardens, Audubon Society Locations, Private Retreats,  Preserves, Trusts, and local areas like yours.

Monarch Teacher Network in Canada is active through the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority //  To see where workshops will be in Canada, and to register for a Canadian workshop, visit:

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