MJV Monarch Conservation Webinar: Tracing the Cultural Significance of Monarchs
Register now for the May 2017 Monarch Conservation Webinar: Tracing the Cultural Significance of Monarchs! You will receive additional details about participating in the webinar in a follow up email prior to the webinar and on the confirmation page after completing this form. This is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center. We look forward to your participation!

Date and Time: Thursday May 11th, 2 PM Eastern Time.

Title: Tracing the Cultural Significance of Monarchs

Presenter: Columba Gonzalez-Duarte (University of Toronto, Anthropology PhD Candidate)

This webinar will trace the historical and contemporary cultural significance of the Monarch Butterfly in North America. Based on her research for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Gonzalez will present a broad range of human cultural practices that use, or used, the monarch for symbolic purposes. This iconic insect has been embedded in practices such as rituals, ancestral territories, human rights movements, and even in tri-national political agreements. Humans of different cultures perceive this butterfly in different ways, and the webinar will review some symbolic uses among Mexican indigenous groups, Native American groups, butterfly amateurs, and professionals. Get ready for a seminar that explores the inter-dependence of nature and culture through the journey of this charismatic insect.

Header photo: Barbara Powers.

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