Monarch and Milkweed Conservation Project

by Susan Albert of The Learning Arcade

Children in a Plainsboro, NJ after school program made milkweed planting kits to raise money for a school in a Mexican Monarch sanctuary.  You could try this engaging spring project  yourself or have me come to your school to do it for you!

Offered in two 1 1/2 hour sessions with an optional third session

Session One:

 Session Two:

Optional session:

Supplies needed:

Prep time needed to set up, purchase supplies, photocopy/cut, clean up.

The response to this project was overwhelmingly positive when the children were made aware of the environmental threats to Monarch butterflies and when they learned that there was a way that they could help!

Please contact Susan Albert at  for questions or comments about this project.