About the Monarch Teacher Network of Canada
Monarch Teacher Network of Canada (MTN of C) is a growing collective of individuals who are passionate about bringing nature into all learning environments. We are committed to inspiring and fostering an authentic connection to the natural world.
United by a Tiny Butterfly
Our story begins in southern New Jersey in August 2001, when eighteen teachers were trained at the very first Teaching & Learning with Monarch Butterflies hosted by a group of dedicated educators. The workshop was met with great success, and teachers were eager to bring their newfound knowledge and workshop experiences back to the classroom. In 2003, the reach of the project expanded to Canada and the first workshop was hosted in Kingston, Ontario. Since 2009, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) has served as the Canadian administrator for the MTN program in Canada, with support from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.
In 2016, MTN of C hosted 12 workshops focused on teaching skills and concepts that inspire people to share what they've learned in their own schools and communities. We are working to establish national hubs across Canada and have branched out from Teaching & Learning with Monarch Butterflies to include Voices from the Land and Creating Monarch Friendly Habitat to our suite of professional development workshops.
Not only are we educating others about conservation, but we are actively restoring Monarch butterfly habitat. To date, our volunteers have installed butterfly habitats in Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Cambridge, South Mountain and Port Rowan, and we continue to look for more opportunities to create additional habitat.
We regularly engage a growing network of enthusiastic workshop graduates and have 30 active volunteers that facilitate our workshops. We'd love to add you to our network.