Community Conservation in Mexico

Lesson Plans

Organic Farming at Alternare





The teacher resources site and materials are used here with permission from The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab.  It provides a wealth of activities for teachers grades K-12, links to current research, courses, lesson plans, and outreach materials.

Monarch Lab
From the University of Minnesota
The Monarch Lab combines real science with techniques that work for both teachers and students. Within the Monarch Lab, there are opportunities for formal and informal educators to be guided in instructing their students to learn science in ways that reflect the science process methods scientists use to understand the natural world.

Making Decisions in the Forest
There are no easy solutions for the problems which emerge in protecting natural areas.  Solving them requires that the parties participate and compromise in the decisions made.  Students will analyze the problems that the Monarch Butterfly Special Biosphere Reserve in Mexico faces and will propose solutions. (for grades 7-12)

For more lesson plans and resources for teachers, go to Monarch Education on the Monarch Butterfly: North America’s Migrating Insect web pages: