Amazing Monarchs (Eng/Fr)

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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From egg to adult, you will see them all in this special program. We'll explore the Monarch Butterfly's amazing life cycle with live specimens when available, as well as images and video. Discover how you can help them along their migration route. 

This program is offered in both English and French. If you would like it in French, please note that in the Comment box of the Request form. 

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00

Fee: Regular price: $150
Canadian schools and groups will pay in Canadian dollars (CAD).
American and other international schools and groups will pay in US dollars (USD)
* HST/GST will be added for CDN schools where applicable.
* International (including US) and Indigenous schools are tax exempt.
Invoices are emailed out at the end of the month that the program happens. If you need it sooner, please let the provider know.
Payment: Cheque/ check, credit card or e-transfer


45 - 60 minutes including questions

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod After school clubs Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff Various clubs such as Guides or Scouts

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Special program 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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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 15 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. What comes to mind when you here the word Monarch Butterfly.
2. Explore the range and basic habitat needs of a monarch including host and food plants.
3. We'll examine in more detail each stage - egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), adult (butterfly)
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

LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1A 6-8 -- Structure and function
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS1B 3-5 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1B 6-8 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1B K-2 -- Growth and development of organismsCommon 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

Gr 1: Life Systems: Characteristics and Needs of Living Things: B1.1; B2.2, B2.3, B2.6
Gr 2: Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals: B1.2; B2
Gr 3: Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants: B2.8
Gr 4: Life Systems: Habitats and Communities: B1; B2
Gr 6: Life Systems: Biodiversity: B1.2; B2.5
Gr 7: Life Systems: Interactions in the Environment: B1.2; B2.4