Monarch Citizen Science
In this free citizen science program, middle school, high school, college students, and adults conduct weekly or bi-weekly monarch counts at monarch overwintering sites in Monterey County from November to February. Data collection includes estimating number of monarchs present, collecting weather data, and recording habitat data and then entering this data into a database for scientific analysis. This program may also include year-round monarch habitat monitoring. College students and adults may also be involved in the Museum's monarch tagging citizen science pilot.
Complete the form below to learn more about your school participating in this free Monarch Citizen Science program. You can also read our 2014/2015 report Summarizing the monarch population trends in Central California’s Monterey County overwintering sites or contact the Museum to access the program's raw data.
Thanks to the Helen Johnson Monarch Fund, the Monarch Citizen Science program is free and bus scholarships are available. All schools are invited to participate, with priority for bus scholarships being Salinas, King City, and Greenfield.