Journey North Monarch Butterfly Program

September 16, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us in our new North Woods Pavilion to hear a talk from monarch butterfly expert Estela Romero and view a screening of the film The Flight of the Butterflies .  This is a free, family event that you don’t want to miss!

 

Who is Estela Romero?

Estela Romero lives in Angangueo, Michoacan where she coordinates the Symbolic Migration and serves as their local news reporter. Estela works with children in the community to report the monarch’s fall arrival, send news about the monarchs’ overwintering season, and announce the butterflies’ departure for spring migration in March. During the winter months, Estela delivers Symbolic Monarchs to hundreds of school children who live near the surrounding monarch sanctuaries. Estela was a child living in Angangueo when the monarch overwintering sanctuaries were “discovered” in 1975.  Her family has a long history living in the town as well as working with of the first scientists who came to study the monarchs.

Estela’s September visit coincides with the monarch migration in Atlanta.  Bring the whole family to hear more about the migration, life in Mexico… and to be able to ask questions of an expert.

Watch the movie trailer here: