What is the Waystation Network?
The Monarch Waystation Network is a Monarch Watch project developed to connect and support schools who have pollinator gardens and/or incorporate monarchs into their curriculum. We aim to facilitate the use of your garden as a learning center- a center for discover, self-instruction, and sharing of knowledge by the students. We do not intend to provide all the answers, instead we intend to guide learners to ask questions and then seek their own answers. The main components of the Monarch Waystation Network are the resources found on this website, a discussion forum, a newsletter and direct support from our Education Coordinator. Your engagement level will help determine the success of this project and the extent to which we can support you and your students in the future.
The Monarch Migration is Underway!
No matter the age range of students you work with, incorporating the monarch migration into your classroom curricula is fun and engaging! For a short list of ideas connecting the migration to content standards, click HERE.
And don't forget to track the migration and/or report your observations. Click the map below to open the Journey North migration maps. Check out our Curricula pages to learn how to use the maps in your class!
Resources and Support
Connect and share with other educators and students
Great stand-alone projects or discussion-starters
Resources and links for educators
Resources on milkweed, pollinator habitat and garden maintenance
Learn more about monarchs and common Waystation insects
Waystation map, newsletter archive, blog and free downloads
Contact the Monarch Waystation Education Coordinator
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