The Monarch Conservation Science Partnership (MCSP) formed in 2009 and is a consortium of scientists and conservation professionals who are collectively tackling monarch conservation research questions. The MCSP’s Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP), also referred to as the Integrated Monitoring Strategy (IMS), is a national initiative to monitor monarch populations and habitat throughout the breeding range. The IMMP uses a spatially balanced sampling scheme and draws from existing citizen science programs to deliver a suite of protocols that capture many aspects of habitat quality, threats, and monarch use of that habitat. Data gathered through the IMMP contribute to existing population and habitat models that inform broad scale monarch conservation!
Holden Arboretum staff are partnering with Monarch Joint Venture to teach you about monarch biology and how to conduct all activities in the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program. You may choose to attend the full day ($25, includes lunch) or watch certain training videos online and attend the afternoon only ($15). A special optional session from 3:30-4:30 will teach you how to lake a leadership role in the IMMP.
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