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From egg to adult you will see them all in this special program available between June to late September. We'll get up close to live specimens and use images and video to explore the Monarch butterfly's amazing life cycle. With your help, we'll discover how they make their journey from Mexico to Ontario, Canada. 

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About This Program


By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $135.00

If point to point - 1 far end (1 class/school) - $140
US sites will be charged in USD; Canadian sites will be charged in CAD.
Invoices will be sent out at the end of the month that the program occurs.


30 - 45 minutes including questions

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

Special program only available June to late September - while live animals available. We can do the program at other times of year, but there will not be any live animals, but we have videos of all aspects of the Monarchs life cycle and journey.

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs can be cancelled with at least 48 hours notice unless the cancellation is due to inclement weather.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 12 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment., Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. The program begins with reviewing the various life cycle stages of the Monarch butterfly.
2. We'll examine in more detail each stage - egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), adult (butterfly)
3. Participants will take part in a role play of the monarchs journey from Mexico to Canada
4. Discuss what you can do to help provide monarch habitat
5. Questions will be encouraged throughout the presentation and after.


The participant will:
- discover the life cycle stages of the monarch butterfly
- explore the migration from Mexico to Canada
- engage in a discussion about how they can help pollinators
- develop an appreciation for the needs of monarch butterflies and other pollinators

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Standards:
Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

State Standards

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
LS1A: Structure and Function
LS1B: Growth and Developemtn of Organisms
LS2A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems