Learn & Grow at the Mountain Monarch Festival!
Between the arts, crafts, live music, and great food, the Mountain Monarch Festival offers exemplary options to learn about and participate in science!
Monarch Butterflies are one of WNC's native butterfly species with an impressive migration pattern. Their scientific name, Danaus plexippus, meaning 'sleepy transformation' refers to their cycle of hibernation and metamorphosis. Recently listed as Endangered, researchers are working to protect, educate, and monitor this delicate species.
Become an active participant in this effort! The Mountain Monarch Festival will feature educational programs for scientists of all ages. Click the link below for additional information regarding scheduling and registration.