The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
The Monarch Lab aims to combine real science with techniques that work for both teachers and students. Within the Monarch Lab, there are opportunities for formal and informal educators to be guided in instructing their students to learn science in ways that reflect the science process methods scientists use to understand the natural world.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 2:09 pm
The U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Service along with the National Wildlife Foundation is spending $2 million to help save the iconic monarch butterfly. NBC's environmental correspondent speaks to Dr. Oberhauser about the monarch's plight and even visits a grade school classroom that is in the midst of studying the butterfly.
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Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:32 am
Biologists at the College of William and Mary are seeking volunteers to aid them in studying the genetics of Common Milkweed (Asclepias Syriaca) in order to track and understand how monarchs and other invertebrates will respond to changes in milkweed populations. The study depends on collecting Common Milkweed samples across its native range. This means the study also depends on dedicated citizen scientists willing to collect samples! Here is the letter from Dr. Harmony Dalgleish and Dr. Joshua Puzey calling for volunteers:
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The UMN Monarch Lab is a partner of the Monarch Joint Venture, a national partnership working to conserve the monarch migration in the U.S.