Choose your workshop:
1) Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies is a two-day, fully immersive workshop focused on giving educators the knowledge and skills to teach multi-disciplinary lessons that will strike awe and wonder in students of all ages!
Educators learn about the Monarch's life cycle, migration, and habitat requirements by participating in experiential activities; including indoor simulations, outdoor wide games, and a variety of visual and performing arts. There is also a focus on ethical and political considerations related to species conservation and social justice issues in Mexico.
Through our proven teachers-teaching-teachers method, participants build confidence and competence working with Monarchs including:
- Appropriate handling techniques;
- Care and feeding throughout all life stages
- Tagging and tracking of migrating Monarchs
Participants will leave the workshop with the knowledge, skills, and tools to bring the magical story of this emblematic creature to life for their students.
2) Voices from the Land is a 1.5 day workshop which brings educators, naturalists and other adults together to explore the natural world through visual and oral art. Expert educators lead you through the experience of creating artistic expressions by way of photography and creative writing, and give you the tools, skills, resources, and tips on how to make both tangible and dramatic presentations of your/your students' artwork!
Workshop fees vary depending upon the workshop being offered and host site: the typical workshop costs $120.00 (plus applicable taxes), which includes all resources and snacks each day. Some workshops will have an additional fee, as lunch, admission to a site, or additional resources may be included. Costs are listed on each host site's description page (links below) as well as on the registration form.
3) Creating Monarch Friendly Habitat is a 1 day workshop that will teach you to nurture butterfly population by growing your own easy-to-maintain butterfly garden. Come out and learn to create monarch friendly habitat from the ground up. Acquire the skills and confidence to build your own project. Learn tips from local experts and tour established gardens to see projects in action.
A typical workshop will cover:
• The lifecycle and biology of the monarch butterfly
• Threats to the monarch population
• Native plants that attract monarchs
• Best practices for monarch friendly gardens
• Maintenance requirements
2014 Workshop Offerings
- April 9 & 10, 2014, NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario
- April 11 & 12, 2014, NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario
- July 23 & 24, 2014, BRIGHTON, Ontario
- July 29 & 30, 2014, YRDSB, Ontario (see YRDSB intranet for more details)
- July 31 & August 1, 2014, TORONTO, Ontario
- August 6 & 7, 2014, VERNON, British Columbia
- August 11 & 12, 2014, FREDERICTON, New Brunswick
- August 12 & 13, 2014, MEAFORD, Ontario
- March 31 & April 1, 2014, YRDSB, Ontario (see YRDSB intranet for more details)
- May 3 & 4, 2014, SAUBLE BEACH, Ontario
Please note that all workshops are subject to a minimum number of participants.