Monarch Journey

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Events & Programs

No Child Left Inside: “Turn Off, Step Out, Tune In . . . to Nature”

Central Park, Doylestown, PA
April 11, 2009 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come support this community initiative to foster our childrens’ connection with nature.  There will be stations set up featuring a nature walk and scavenger hunt;  a raffle;  exhibits by AARK, Bucks County Birders, Master Gardeners and much more;  including Monarch Journey.  Get milkweed seeds and plant lists.  Spend the day in the park with your family and friends.


The Midland School

Branchburg, NJ
September 24th & 25th, 2008

Monarch Journey was there for two days of programs with live caterpillars and butterflies. It was with delight that Loretta met with Mary Dee Atkins, Coordinator of Assembly Programs. Mary Dee had Monarch Journey set up in the beautiful naturally lit “great room”. Loretta had two caterpillar towers with chrysalides, four containers with munching caterpillars, a huge bucket of fresh milkweed and a butterfly house complete with nectar flowers and fruit for the resident butterflies. A lively question and answer period followed the well received life cycle DVD and most exciting of all - a butterfly emerged just before the first class arrived! A butterfly release capped the program’s end in the student maintained garden on campus. Loretta will be sending Mary Dee and her students milkweed seeds to plant in their garden for the upcoming return of the monarchs in 2009.


Neshaminy Manor

Warrington, PA
September 4th, 2008

Monarch Journey presented a one hour program in the Alzheimer Unit. The residents viewed the life cycle DVD about the metamorphosis and habitat of the Monarch butterfly and caterpillars. They also saw live caterpillars and butterflies.


Stoney Brook- Millstone Watershed Butterfly Festival

Pennington, NJ
August 9th, 2008

Everything butterfly was celebrated at this wonderful family oriented festival. Hundreds of children, a butterfly costume parade, face painting, a free water slide, insect safaris, a butterfly house tour and walk. Monarch Journey was there showing Monarch butterfly caterpillars from egg to fourth instar. Chrysalides were also seen and a group of lucky observers witnessed the birth of a butterfly around 1:45 p.m.! A beautiful male monarch tumbled from it’s chrysalis, hung by its feet for the afternoon drying its wings! Kids got to color butterflies and make bookmarks.


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