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U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Virtually Wild Program

Monarchs on the Move!
Each fall thousands of monarch butterflies make their way through Texas on the way to their overwintering grounds in México. They depend on big grasslands (like prairies), suburban backyard gardens, and even pocket prairies in the middle of the city to fuel up on energy-rich nectar and for milkweed for their young. Learn about monarchs, their migration, and what you can do to help them on their journey with this live broadcast from an urban pocket prairie.
Location: Live from the MD Anderson Prairie in Houston
Provider: Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Houston Urban Program
Dates: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Session 1:  9 am – 9:45 am
Session 2: 10 am – 10:45 am
Cost: Free
Grade Levels: This program is planned at a 4th grade level, but students of all ages will gain useful vocabulary and an understanding of how watersheds help both people and wildlife, from Houston all the way to the ocean.
TEKS: Science Grade 3 - 9A, C, Grade 4 - 10C, Grade 5 - 9A
Social Studies Grade 4 - 7B, 9C
Reserve the following dates on your calendar for future programming. Topics to be announced. 
  • December 12, 2017
  • January 9, 2018
  • February 13, 2018
  • March 20, 2018
  • April 17, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • June 19, 2018
7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708