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Planning your MLMP Workshop. Workshop Contents Project goals and background Key project findings Monarch biology and identification Directions for monitoring.

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1 Planning your MLMP Workshop

2 Workshop Contents Project goals and background Key project findings Monarch biology and identification Directions for monitoring Data entry methods Importance of accuracy PRACTICE TREATS

3 Volunteer Profiles Local citizens Nature Center volunteers Adults with Kids Youth groups taking classes Other?

4 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!

5 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

6 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!


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