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K-12 Connections Event
Monarch Tagging
Subject Area:

Students learn about the monarch butterfly as an international traveler and participate in the MonarchWatch tagging program. A naturalist from the Polk County Conservation Board demonstrates how they tag monarch butterflies and discusses the importance of keeping track of this migratory insect. This interactive program allows time for student questions, so come prepared.

Following the ICN session, registrants receive the complimentary book, Butterflies or alternate title.

Other Polk County Conservation Board ICN events include:
Life on the Prairie
Animal Winter Preparation
Unhuggable Animals
Mammal Tracks
Cosmic Connections
Amazing Reptiles
To Be a Seed
Sing a Song of Science

We must have at least 2 registered and confirmed classes in order to offer this ICN session. If we have to cancel the class you will receive email notification prior the day of the session.

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Session Related Web sites:

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Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY (Grade Level: 4-12)
  • BACKYARD SAFARI: Butterflies: Flying Flowers, program # 1 (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • INTEGRATED SCIENCE: Migration Mystery, program #2 (Grade Level: 6-8)
  • DRAGONFLY TV (Grade Level: 2-5)
  • WILD CHRONICLES (Grade Level: 5-12)

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

Sign up for the K-12 Connections eNewsletter to receive timely information regarding ICN sessions like this one.

Contact Person:
Abby Brown
Educational Telecommunications
(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
September 04, 2013
 Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, August 30, 2013
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