Presentation on theme: "Planning your MLMP Workshop. Workshop Contents Project goals and background Key project findings Monarch biology and identification Directions for monitoring."— Presentation transcript:
Workshop Contents Project goals and background Key project findings Monarch biology and identification Directions for monitoring Data entry methods Importance of accuracy PRACTICE TREATS
Volunteer Profiles Local citizens Nature Center volunteers Adults with Kids Youth groups taking classes Other?
Teaching Strategies Hands-on activities/variety of formats Stress importance of project –Promoting monarch conservation –Increased understanding of monarch biology –Real scientific research Deal with obstacles –Time –Finding a site to monitor –Filling out the forms Treats!
Common “Mistakes” to Nip in the Bud Small sample size Missing number of plants observed Non-random sampling –For monarch density (choice of plants) –For milkweed density (choice of transect and plots) Inaccurate ID of eggs and larval instars Careless observation of plants
You are now a monarch expert! You can train volunteers to monitor accurately and well! This program will be a great addition to your nature center! You and your volunteers will have fun, learn lots, and make important contributions!