You can learn more about this group from its website at www.monarchprogram.org
They used to publish the Monarch Monitor, published monthly, and the Monarch Quarterly published four times a year provides information about monarch butterflies in general, butterfly gardening, various activities, exhibits, tours, field trips, and other events. Publications has been reduced due to budgetary reasons.
A 1200 sq.ft butterfly vivarium housing various species of native butterflies in all stages of life, a museum/classroom where there are exhibits of specimens, educational materials, a gift shop and a location where various events are held through out the year, including hundreds of field trips by local schools and organizations, and greenhouse/planting areas to grow host plants for native butterfly species are located in Encinitas in San Diego County.
Annual membership is egg: $30.00 for Single/Family membership, Caterpillar: $45.00 which includes annual entrance fee, Chrysalis: $100.00 for Sponsor, which includes all benefits, and Monarch: $500 for Donor, which includes lifetime for all benefits.
Monarch Program, (mailing address) P.O. Box 178671, San Diego, CA 92177, (street address) 450 Ocean View Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024; Phone: (760) 944-7113 or 1-800-60Monarch [606-6627], Fax: (760) 436-1159, E-mail: Monarchprg@aol.com. The Executive Director is David Marriott, and the President is Bill Howell.
This website was developed by scientists and educators at the University of Minnesota to achieve the following goals: (1) Provide a solid background for understanding the ecology, behavior, and evolution of monarch butterflies, (2) Report the results of recent scientific discoveries addressing monarch biology, (3) Provide an interactive forum for communication between students, teachers, and scientists, (4) Display recent projects of high school and middle school students participating in monarch butterfly research, and (5) Link sites addressing research, education, and outreach relating to monarch butterflies.
The site developers are Karen Oberhauser, Director, Monarchs in the Classroom Program, Adjunct Professor, Department of Ecology, University of Minnesota, President, Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation; Sonia Altizer, Post-doctoral Associate, Princeton University; Michelle Prysby, Graduate student in Department of Ecology, University of Minnesota; Director, Monarch Larval Monitoring Project; Athena Decker, Undergraduate student in Biology and Psychology at the University of Minnesota, and John Woodell.
This is an EXCELLENT SITE.
The Monarch Lab Web Site may be found at http://www.monarchlab.umn.edu/default.aspx
Monarchs in the Classroom, University of Minnesota, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology 1980 Folwell Ave., 200 Hodson hall, St. Paul, MN 55108. Lab: Room 2 Green Hall. Phone: 612.624.8706. Fax: 612.625.5299.
Monarch Lab Web Site email is firstname.lastname@example.org (contact person = Brij Bhasian)
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project is a Citizen Scientist group monitoring guess what! You can go to their site at http://www.mlmp.org
Contact: MMANA, c/o Walton, CMBO, Center for Research & Education, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08201. Email: email@example.com. website: www.concord.org/~dick/mon.html
Contact: Dr. Dan Hilburn, Oregon Department of Agriculture, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97310-0110. Telephone: (503)986-4663 (w), (503)585-9804 (h). FAX: (503)986-4735. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Assortment of Links with Interesting Monarch Stuff
I do not know how long these URLs will be good for, but they were good when posted!
Monarch Butterfly Pictures - has two screen sizes, so you can put them on your desktop. There are also educational facts on each page. I have not gone through the entire site yet, but it looks good.
Make a Monarch Paper Airplane