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Title: Monarch Watch
Url: http://monarchwatch.org
Publisher: Monarch Watch
University of Kansas
Description: Monarch Watch is a research program based at the University of Kansas and its goal is to encourage citizen scientists of all ages to help in Monarch conservation efforts. Visitors interested in participating in the conservation efforts will not only find tagging activities, in which more than 100,000 children and adults participate every fall, but also projects that teach about providing food and shelter to Monarchs - mainly planting milkweed and growing butterfly gardens. The "Research Projects" section of the homepage provides links to five scientist/student partnership projects that classrooms can try. The "Monarch Size and Mass" project teaches students how to safely take different types of measurements of live Monarchs, record the data, and send it to the Monarch Watch program. The purpose of the project is to learn what enables some Monarchs to survive their yearly 2,500 mile migration to Mexico, and what prevents some from surviving the migration. Some of the other projects for the classroom include "Tagging Monarchs" and "Larval Monitoring". There is also a Monarch Watch Blog, Forums, an email list as well as links to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Plant culture -- Gardens and gardening
Science -- Zoology -- Invertebrates -- Arthropoda -- Insects -- Lepidoptera (Butterflies; moths)
Science -- Zoology -- Invertebrates -- Arthropoda -- Insects -- Lepidoptera (Butterflies; moths) -- Butterfly attracting
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Informal education
Science -- Natural history
Key Concept: Agriculture -- Gardening
Biology -- Insects
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Monarch Watch
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-08-27 19:30:13 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-08-27 19:30:13 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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