Monarch Butterflies and Citizen Science
This web seminar took place on October 27, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
daylight time. The presenters were Katie-Lyn Bunney
from the University of Minnesota and Jim O’Leary
from the Maryland Science Center.
Katie-Lyn Bunney explored four citizen science projects that allow students to learn
about monarchs while collecting and sharing data about them. Participants learned
about The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, Monarch Watch, Monarch Health, and Journey
North. They heard about the science behind each project and were provided strategies
for applications in the classroom. Jim O'Leary and shared information about engaging
students with the migration habits and life cycle of monarch butterflies through
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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center
for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- "This was my first Web Seminar and I was pleasantly surprised about how much information
and interaction there was. I really enjoy the feedback from others and see how they
plan to incorporate it into the classrooms."
- "I loved this Webinar. It was super informative and busted a couple myths I had
- "I enjoyed learning about the different resources I can use in my classroom."
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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Underwritten by Maryland Science Center, University of Minnesota, and National Science