North American Monarch Institute: Minneapolis


North American Monarch Institute: Minneapolis

Three monarch butterflies on flower in Summer


The North American Monarch Institute is an intensive professional development for K–12 and pre-service teachers and non-formal educators. During this workshop, participants will learn about the monarch life cycle and migration, gain an introductory understanding of monarch conservation, and learn how to participate in multiple monarch community science programs. In addition to heavy monarch content, participants will also explore concepts of schoolyard ecology and invertebrate diversity while following the process of science. These workshops use the Monarchs and More curriculum as the backbone for content and instruction, and all participants receive a copy of this in addition to other materials. Most of the instruction will be done in person, but some of the learning will be done online. Participants agree to watch online content and attend in-person workshop on June 26–28.

The Monarch Joint Venture is excited to offer this workshop in the Twin Cities this summer!

When: June 26–28, 2024; approx. 8:30am–4:30pm (with some online learning before these dates)

Where: Hamilton Studio; 3112 W 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55416 (Across from Park Siding Park)

Who may attend: Educators of all types - PreK through 12th grade, pre-service teachers, and non-formal educators.


Cost and materials:

$300 - with curriculum only

$350 - with curriculum + additional materials.

Additional materials may include life cycle cards, life cycle poster, field guides, hand lens, bug box, etc.


All participants will receive a printed copy of the Monarchs and More Curriculum most applicable to the audience they teach.

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