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Monarch Larvae Monitoring Specialist

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Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, National Park Service

Monarch
A monarch butterfly rests in a liatris flower.

Are you interested in supporting research and/or monarch populations? The Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project is a community science project that tracks monarch butterfly populations from caterpillars to butterflies within the park. Volunteers monitor once a week at Coldwater Spring to help monitor two patches of milkweed. Please note this program tends to require a weekly commitment from early June until the end of July. If you aren’t able to commit to every week, that’s okay - but please let us know in advance. No prior experience with monitoring insects is needed!

For more information or to sign up, please fill out the monarch monitoring interest form. Erika Van Krevelen ( erika_vankrevelen@partner.nps.gov) can be reached with additional questions or for more information.

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About Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, National Park Service

Location:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd. Suite 105, St. Paul, MN 55101, US

Mission Statement

The Volunteers-In-Parks program, jointly managed by Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and Mississippi Park Connection, connects, educates, and promotes the enjoyment of the resources of the Mississippi River through unique and entertaining volunteer opportunities to the entire community.

Description

The Volunteers-In-Parks program is a joint program with Mississippi Park Connection. Mississippi National River and Recreation Area represents America's greatest river, the Mississippi, which weaves together the natural and cultural heritage and economic vitality of the region. The National Park Service works with partners to foster increased citizen awareness, advocacy, and enjoyment of the resources of the Mississippi River.

Volunteer-In-Parks provides people with opportunities to discover, experience, and enjoy the diversity of the Mississippi River while also preserving it for future generations through volunteer restoration projects and education programs.

Community
Environment
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Coldwater Spring5601 Minnehaha Park Drive SouthMinneapolis, MN 55417

(44.90137,-93.1974)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Please note this program tends to require a weekly commitment from early June until the end of July.

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