Daily Archives: April 16, 2017

Monarch Sister Schools Program (MSSP): Protecting Monarch Butterflies; Recreating Natural Habitats; International Sister Schools Expansion; and Environmental Protection Among Indigenous People of Michoacán and Mexico States, Mexico [04/16/2017]

Guests:

  • Jesús Arriaga Vàzquez, Program Director/Mexico (By Skype)*
  • William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)

Segment 1Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 4.03.33 PM

Jesús Arriaga Vàzquez, Program Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)

Segment 2Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 4.05.21 PM

Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)

Segment 3Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 4.06.12 PM

Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)

Segment 4Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 4.06.49 PM

Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)


Program Summary:

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Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)
  • Segment ‘2’: Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)
  • Segment ‘3’: Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)
  • Segment ‘4’: Jesús Arriaga VàzquezProgram Director/Mexico (By Skype)* and William (Bill) H. Dent, Executive Director, Natural Partners and Monarch Sister Schools Program {MSSP}, (In- Studio & Skype Back-Up)

Program overview

As natural habitat has been decimated in all three NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) countries, so have the populations of Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators.   Through hands-on projects, K-12 students in the three NAFTA countries learn about the relation of pollinators (and other wildlife) to the habitat that provides food and shelter, and, in the case of Monarchs, their life cycle and amazing migration from Canada across the United States into Mexico and annual return!

Michoacán and Mexico States, Mexico hosts the UNESCO World Heritage Monarch Biosphere Reserve. The 139,000 acre (56,259 ha) Biosphere Reserve lies within the forested volcanic mountain range some 132 miles (200 Kilometers) west of Mexico City, Mexico. Every Autumn, hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies migrate 2,000 miles (3,000 Kilometers) or more from Canada and areas of the northern United States (east of the Rocky Mountains) to the same groves of Oyamel (Pine) Forests (called “sanctuaries”).  

This unique species of Oyamel pine trees are the only ones in which the Monarchs will nest. This location is where their great-grandparents spent the previous winter. In mid-March, the same butterflies after four and one-half [4-1/2] months in the Reserve begin a 1,000 miles (1,500 Kilometers) journey north to Texas and beyond, where the females lay their eggs for the next generation and a “relay race” of short generations reach the south of Canada again by mid-summer.  In early Autumn each year the reverse migration begins anew.  

URL:  http://whc.unesco.org/?cid=31&l=en&id_site=1290&gallery= 1&index=1&maxrows=12


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