Monarch Tagging

Sunday September 18

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9:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

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Join the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium's Omaha Chapter AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers) and become a "citizen scientist" in our third annual Monarch tagging event hosted at Lauritzen Gardens. We will be joined by our friend and guest speaker Ted Burk.

Each fall Monarch Watch distributes more than a quarter of a million tags to thousands of volunteers across North America who tag monarchs as they migrate through their area. These "citizen scientists" capture monarchs throughout the migration season, record the tag code, tag date, gender of the butterfly, and geographical location then tag and release them. At the end of the tagging season, the data provided by the "citizen scientists" are then submitted to Monarch Watch and added to our database to be used in research.

The peak Monarch migration for Omaha is estimated to be around September 8 through 20. Tags and nets will be provided.Registration fee is $15, $10 for garden members. The first 15 minutes of the session will start with a discussion about Monarchs and the purpose of tagging. Once sessions start, "citizen scientists" will have until noon to catch butterflies. Volunteers will be available to help assist "citizen scientists" throughout this experience.


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