Conservation Connect: Monarch Tagging Educational Toolbox

Monarch tagging helps people monitor the success of conservation efforts using real data collected by citizens in many locations. 

Monarch tagging starts nationwide on the first official day of monarch migration, August 15.   Events across the region will tag monarchs as they migrate south to Mexico. When a tagged butterfly is recaptured elsewhere along its migratory route, the tagger will be notified about where and when it was found, by whom, and how many miles it traveled.


Conservation Connect Toolboxes are packaged episodes with additional middle school related content such as Conservation Connect lesson plans tailored to the Next Generation Science Standards, an activity guide, and a photo gallery for your students to use.

Science Topics
Biology, Conservation & Sustainability, Zoology
Butterflies & Moths
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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Monarch Butterfly: Royal Mail, Manual for the Environmental Educator

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