Familiarize yourself with monarch biology and conservation by exploring available online resources, consulting with regional monarch experts, or getting involved in a monarch monitoring program. Share your knowledge and enthusiasm for monarch conservation with those around you so that they too can enjoy these incredible insects.
We have compiled some of the best monarch educational resources on our downloads and links page. Explore these online resources to learn about monarch biology, threats, and conservation needs. You can also find many valuable resources to educate the public about monarch conservation needs. For example, the MJV partnered with the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab and the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project to produce an online training course to teach volunteers about monarch natural history and how to monitor for the project. This resource consists of short videos that can be utilized by anyone interested in learning about or sharing information about monarchs.
The Monarch Conservation Specialist group, founded by Monarch Watch, is an enthusiastic group of monarch conservation ambassadors. The group consists of regional experts from across the U.S. From giving local monarch presentations, to advising citizens, land managers, and researchers, this group provides an invaluable educational resource for monarch conservation.
There are many opportunities for you to educate others about monarchs and advocate for monarch conservation. Provide your community with information about what they can do to help monarchs by giving presentations to local youth groups, garden clubs, or other organizations. If you participate in a citizen science monitoring project, get others involved by training them to collect data at their own site(s). Another way to educate others is to draw attention to your monarch habitat(s) by displaying educational signs or structures in your garden or habitat. Displays may inspire passers-by to take part in monarch monitoring or conservation activities of their own.
Monarch & Pollinator Presentations: Monarch Joint Venture and our partners have developed basic overview presentations of monarch and pollinator biology, conservation, habitat creation and citizen science for public use. These presentations may be downloaded for any non-commercial use (for education only). You may adapt the presentations that are by the Monarch Joint Venture.
To download, use the following link to view the presentations on Google Drive and then use the down arrow button at the top of the preview to download the presentation. Download the presentations here.
Important: The appropriate organization listed in the powerpoint should be credited as a source of the material, and photo and graphic credits should always remain as they are displayed in the original presentation. You may add or remove slides depending on your needs in the Monarch Joint Venture presentations.