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GET INVOLVED IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION!

Join with us to help protect species at risk.

National Flight of the Monarch Day - Join the celebration

Take part in a nationwide event celebrating the iconic monarch butterfly!

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WHAT IS MONARCH NATION?

Monarch Nation is a national program that engages and educates children ages 6-12 about species at risk, and empowers them to take action on behalf of wildlife in Canada.

DID YOU KNOW?

Monarch butterflies migrate 4,800 km every fall.

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Through a network of partner organizations across the country, Monarch Nation delivers local, grassroots programming designed to get kids involved in real, hands-on conservation work — from habitat restoration to citizen science.

We have chosen the monarch butterfly as the icon for this project, and many of our activities centre on efforts to conserve this amazing insect and its habitat.

Monarch Nation program activities also focus on other species at risk, including the polar bear, the barn owl, the western chorus frog and the little brown bat.

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Monarch Nation’s partner organizations offer programs and activities, tailored to local needs, that give kids the chance to get their hands dirty doing real-life species-at-risk conservation.

Check out the map below to find out what’s available in your region.

Find activities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

   

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PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES OFFERED

  • Participate in an engaging, interactive distance learning experience to discover what a species at risk is and why, and how you can help them.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The little brown bat only weighs about as much as a toonie.

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WHY PARTICIPATE?

Lots of reasons!

For one, there’s a wealth of research suggesting that children’s health and well-being is improved by time spent outdoors in nature.

Getting involved in conserving species at risk can help kids develop deeper understanding of and empathy for the other living things that share our world. It can empower kids, too, by demonstrating that their actions can have real impact on the health of our environment.

Biodiversity is critical to a healthy ecosystem. By acting on behalf of local species at risk, youth can play a meaningful role in ensuring that their communities continue to thrive.

DID YOU KNOW?

Western chorus frogs can survive being frozen during hibernation.

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Get in Touch

DID YOU KNOW?

A family of barn owls will eat more than 1,000 mice & other small mammals in one nesting season.

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To find out more about Monarch Nation, please contact Rachel Stewart: rachel.stewart@trca.ca.

Monarch Nation is managed by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).
101 Exchange Avenue
Vaughan, ON L4K 5R6

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