Research & Related Links – Monarch Research

Monarch Butterfly Research

Science partner sites:

Monarch Watch

Journey North

Monarchs in the Classroom

Maryland Science Center

Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza

Where to Find Live Specimens for Classroom Use:

Monarch Larvae, Milkweed and Rearing Kits Available

 at the University of Minnesota – ships to Minnesota and Wisconsin only


Larvae, Eggs and Milkweed

Larvae, Adults

Life Cycle Kit

Milkweed and Larvae

Reading Materials for Younger Students:

  • Monarch and Milkweed by Helen Frost, 2008 – pre-school-grade 2
  • Monarch! Come Play With Me by Ba Rea – 6-12 year olds
  • Monarch Magic!: Butterfly Activities & Nature Discoveries by Lynn Rosenblatt – 4-8 year olds
  • Great Butterfly Migrations by Laura Marsh, National Geographic Readers, 2010 – grades 2 and up
  • Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons, 2011 – grades 2-4
  • Hurry and the Monarch by Antoine O’Flatharta 2005, grades K‐4
  • Monarch Butterflies Life Cycles by Julie Murray 2007‐preK-3

Reading Materials for Older Students and Adults:

  • The Monarch Butterfly: International Traveler by Dr. Fred Urquhart
  • The Monarch Butterfly: Uniting a Continent by Karen Oberhauser, Monica Missrie, Eduardo Rendon and Eligio Garcia Serrano, 2003
  • Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage by Robert M. Pyle, 1999
  • Monarch Butterfly: A Wonder of Nature, edited by Juan C. Morales and Salvador F. Crotte, published by Industria Fotographique Mexiquense Editorial De C.V., 2008
  • The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Wintering Grounds of an Endangered Butterfly by Windle Turley, 2010
  • Learning from Monarchs – A Teachers Handbook by Ba Rea, 2010
  • Flight Behavior (Fiction) by Barbara Kingsolver, 2012

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