Archived Webcasts

The MonarchLIVE programs that were webcast during the 2008-09 school year are archived here. Monarchs on pine tree

MonarchLIVE! Kick-off
Friday, October 10, 2008
The kickoff of MonarchLIVE!: A Distance Learning Adventure was webcast and broadcast on Friday, October 10, 2008.
CLICK HERE to watch the program in English.
CLICK HERE to watch the program in Spanish.
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In the Mexican Mountains
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
On February 17, 2009, MonarchLIVE webcast and broadcast from the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve at Sierra Chincua, Mexico.  This program was the first-ever live broadcast and webcast from these remote mountains where the monarch butterfly overwinters. The 60-minute program was hosted by Paulo Quadri with the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas in Mexico (http://www.conanp.gob.mx/).  The program featured biologist Felipe Martínez, also with CONANP, and Dr. Isabel Ramirez with the National University of Mexico discussing: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve; rules for visiting the sanctuaries; history of finding the overwintering sites; migration biology; overwintering biology; oyamel forest; estimate of the overwintering population; predators and problems of surviving the winter; migration cycle; conservation and sustainability; and tourism, the local economy, and ejido system of land management.
CLICK HERE to watch the program in English.
CLICK HERE to watch the program in Spanish. 
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Community Conservation in Mexico
Thursday, February 19, 2009
On February 19, 2009, MonarchLIVE webcast and broadcast from Alternare, a community organization that promotes conservation and sustainable livelihoods for small farmers living in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. For more information about Alternare, go to http://www.alternare.org/. Alternare welcomes visitors, so if you visit the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve near Angangueo be sure to stop in. The 60-minute program was hosted by Rossana Landa with the Fund for the Conservation of Nature based in Mexico City. She was joined by Guadalupe (Lupita) del Rio, co-founder of Alternare. The program explains the concept of sustainability, ejido system of land management in Mexico, and some of the activities promoted by Alternare including: growing food organically; creating biofertilizer; conserving soil and water; making adobe bricks for houses and outbuildings; and training local small farmers.
CLICK HERE to watch the program in English.
CLICK HERE to watch the program in Spanish. 
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Little Spaces; Big Results
Thursday, May 19, 2009
"Little Spaces; Big Results," was webcast on May 19, 2009, from Eden Place Nature Center, a garden oasis in the middle of Chicago. Learn how small garden plots can have big results for butterflies and people. 
CLICK HERE to watch the program in English.  (CLICK HERE for a pdf file of the English script.)
CLICK HERE to watch the program in Spanish.  (CLICK HERE for a pdf file of the Spanish script.)
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Building the Population
Thursday, May 21, 2009
“Building the Population” was webcast on May 21,2009, from Battle Creek Elementary School in St. Paul Minnesota. Learn about monarch migration, summer behavior, monarch population growth, citizen roles in monitoring the population, and threats to monarchs. 
CLICK HERE to watch the program in English.  (CLICK HERE for a pdf file of the English script.)
CLICK HERE to watch the program in Spanish. (CLICK HERE for a pdf file of the Spanish script.)
Para mirar el programa en español, HAZ CLIC AQUÍ

Monarchs in Canada
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monarchs depend on healthy habitats in three countries, and Canada provides a welcome summer home to thousands of butterflies.

Minimum System Requirements

The following hardware and software are required to view the webcasts. 

Component

Required

Recommended

Operating system

Microsoft Windows® XP Home Edition,
Windows XP Professional, or
Windows XP Media Center Edition

Windows XP Home Edition,
Windows XP Professional, or
Windows XP Media Center Edition
and
Windows XP Service Pack 2
and
Windows Media Player 10 works best with the latest software version of the Player and operating system.

Processor

A 233 megahertz (MHz) processor, such as an Intel Pentium II or Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processor

A 1.5 gigahertz (GHz) processor or faster.

RAM

64 megabytes (MB)

512 MB or higher

Internet Connection

Active broadband connection at a minimum bandwidth of 282 Kbps.

Active broadband connection with bandwidth of greater then 768 Kbps.

Sound card

16-bit sound card

24-bit sound card

Monitor

Super VGA (800 x 600) resolution

Same as required configuration or higher resolution

Video card

Video card with 64 MB of RAM (video RAM or VRAM) and DirectX generation

Video card with 256 MB of RAM or higher and DirectX 9.0b or later generation.
For more information about DirectX, see the Microsoft DirectX Web site.

Sound output device

Speakers or headphones

Speakers or headphones

Internet browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or Netscape 7.1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7


For MAC OS users

In order to view the video stream, you may need to install "WMV Components" for your Quicktime player. Go to flip4mac.com to install WMV Components by Flip4Mac.http://www.flip4mac.com/support_wmv.htm

Instructions:

Click on the "WMV Components 2.2" download link and install the tool.
Click on the "Launch test video" link above and check to see if video streaming now works. If it does not work, you may need an additional utility. Download and install the "Flip4Mac Streaming Utility" on that same download page.
Launch the "Flip4Mac Streaming Utility" and check the checkbox that comes up.
Now video streaming should work. Click the "Launch test video" link again.

Flip4Mac is a recommendation for Mac viewers to view the .wmv web cast.  

To view a telecast about MonarchLIVE , go to http://www.ntc.blm.gov/krc/uploads/250/Monarch.html. This program was produced for federal agency environmental education and interpretation staff to learn how they can be involved in "Let's Go Outside" efforts, such as planting pollinator gardens with local schools or youth groups, as part of the MonarchLIVE programs. The program was produced by the Partners in Resource Education (BLM, EPA, FS, FWS, NOAA,
NPS, and NRCS)and broadcast by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Presenters include: Sandy Frost, U.S. Forest Service; Kristy Liercke, Prince William Network; Kathy McGlauflin, Project Learning Tree; Donita Cotter, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and Randy Robinson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.