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LIVE INTERACTIVE YOUR DESKTOP Start recording—title slide—1 of 3 1 April 29, :30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern time Monarch Butterflies and Citizen Science Presented by: Jim O’Leary and Grant Bowers
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Introducing today’s presenters… Introducing today’s presenters 4 Jim O’Leary Senior Scientist Maryland Science Center Grant Bowers Program Coordinator Monarchs in the Classroom University of Minnesota
Introducing today’s presenters 5 Flight of the Butterflies IMAX film Story of the discovery of monarch migration Have you seen the film? ✔ Yes ✖ No
Introducing today’s presenters 6 Symposia Hands-on sessions at NSTA conferences Film screening Life cycle stations with live butterflies Lesson ideas and curriculum guide Did you attend the symposium in San Antonio? ✔ Yes ✖ No
Introducing today’s presenters 7 Flight of the Butterflies Tour the Website
Citizen Science Programs for Monarchs Grant Bowers University of Minnesota
What is Citizen Science? Participation of volunteers in research projects led by trained scientists Audubon Christmas Bird Count Collect data over large temporal and spatial range Also called Public Participation in Scientific Research (PPSR)
Monarchs are one of the most intensively monitored species Spring migration Breeding & expansion Overwinter colony counts Spring migration Juveniles & parasites Adult Counts arrival Tagging migration Fall Fall roosts Fall migration Photo: A. Davis MONITORING PROGRAMS North American Butterfly Association count program Illinois Butterfly monitoring network Ohio Butterfly monitoring network No. CA monitoring program (Shapiro) MN monitoring site (Weber) Monarch Larva Monitoring Project Monarch Health Journey North World Wildlife Fund in Mexico Thanksgiving Monarch Counts MonarchWatch Southwest Monarchs Cape May roost monitoring Long Point roost monitoring Peninsula Point roost monitoring
Brief Summary of: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) Project Monarch Health Journey North Monarch Watch Monarch Larva Monitoring Projec t
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project Select site to monitor –Weekly –Anecdotally Monitor milkweed patches weekly –Submit data online 826 sites 36 states and 3 Canadian provinces Monarch Larva Monitoring Projec t
Monarch densities fluctuate from year to year Monarch Larva Monitoring Projec t
In what way(s) could you imagine using the MLMP in your classroom?
Life cycle of Ophyrocystis elektroscirrha Larvae hatch and consume spores Spores lyse in gut Parasites undergo vegetative replication Cells round up and form gamonts Spore formation Females scatter spores on milkweed Adults emerge covered with spores
Oe infection highest in South Florida S. Florida Western migratory Eastern migratory
Program provides FREE sampling kits
In what way(s) could you imagine using Monarch Health in your classroom?
Spring migration 1. Pre-migration sightings (Jan or Feb) 2. First adult monarch butterfly
3. First milkweed Spring migration
Order of state by state occupation in spring Howard and Davis 2004
Fall migration Overnight roosts
In what way(s) could you imagine using Journey North in your classroom?
Which of the citizen science projects you learned about here are you most likely to use in your classroom? A – MLMP B – Monarch Health C – Journey North D – Monarch Watch E – Multiple/other
Final Questions? Thank you for your participation!
Thanks to today’s presenters! Introducing today’s presenters Jim O’Leary Senior Scientist Maryland Science Center Grant Bowers Program Coordinator Monarchs in the Classroom University of Minnesota 36
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Thank you to NSTA administration—2 of 6 National Science Teachers Association David Evans, Ph.D., Executive Director Zipporah Miller, Associate Executive Director, Conferences and Programs NSTA Web Seminar Team Al Byers, Ph.D., Assistant Executive Director, e-Learning and Government Partnerships Brynn Slate, Manager, Web Seminars, Online Short Courses, and Symposia Jeff Layman, Technical Coordinator, Web Seminars, SciGuides, and Help Desk 38