Here at the Topeka Zoo, we are involved in monarch butterfly citizen science through the campaign Monarch Watch. Due to the popularity and success of our first events in Fall 2015, we are continuing these events where over 100 community members participate to collect as many butterflies as possible!
If you are interested in joining our monarch citizen science events, be sure to check back in the fall. We have an exciting partnership with the Kansas History Museum, who hosts these events. The annual fall migration of these butterflies is usually around September 15th, so we will be offering numerous education classes and tagging opportunities around that time. Check out facebook events to find out when these events will be. To learn more about Monarch Watch and the work they do, follow this link: http://www.monarchwatch.org/
For questions about citizen science or the zoo’s monarch events, please contact the Conservation and Education Department at 785-368-9137 or RRost@Topeka.org.