The Monarch Sister Schools Program (MSSP) is an initiative to involve school children across North America in the protection and restoration of the habitat of the Monarch butterfly, including its threatened winter forest habitat in the highlands of central Mexico and its disappearing milkweed habitat along its migratory "flyway" from Mexico to Canada.
The Monarch’s intrinsic beauty, intriguing life cycle, and inspiring migration make the Monarch a truly awesome wonder of Nature. MSSP captures this compelling story and helps teachers to tap the natural curiosity of children and inspire their interest in science and nature. After years of pressure to "teach to the test", educators across the country are looking for ways to strike a better balance and inject more inspiration into the learning process.
As described in our brochure and enrollment form, the Program offers a series of professional development options for teachers over the course of the first school year, with activities culminating in the spring when we help you plant a Monarch Garden. We work with you to keep costs manageable and provide tools for related "fun-raisers" (described in the Program Resource Guide provided to member schools).
The forms of support available to teachers through the Program include:
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