The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, in partnership with the Consulate General De México in Raleigh and the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, is pleased to present this event celebrating the monarch butterfly migration across Mexico, the United States and Canada.
11:00am–12:45pm: Butterfly crafts and family activities led by artist Lety Alvarez.
11:45am–12:30pm: “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” (Spanish version).
12:45pm–1:00pm: Dance group performance by Baile Folklórico Vicky.
1:00pm–1:40pm: Remarks & Presentations (listed below).
1:40pm–2:00pm: “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” (English version).
Flight of the Butterflies 3D
“Flight of the Butterflies 3D” immerses you in an astounding migration experience. Over spring and summer, two generations of monarch butterflies migrate north into Canada. In the fall, a Super Generation miraculously finds its way from Canada, across the U.S., to overwintering sanctuaries on a few isolated mountaintops in Mexico.
(Spanish version: 44 minutes. English version: 24 minutes.)
Emlyn Koster, PhD, Director, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Remedios Gómez Arnau, Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico.
Nadia Theodore, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta.
Monarch Butterfly Conservation
Dr. Robert Healy, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Policy and Public Policy Studies, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.
Monarch Butterfly Biology
Chris Goforth, Head of Citizen Science, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
From October 20 through mid-December, monarch butterfly drawings from the 2017 global children’s art contest, “This is my Mexico,” will be on display at the Museum, an exhibit made possible by the Consulate General De México in Raleigh.