Monarch Magic
A Free & Fun Family Adventure!

Saturday, September 9, 2023
10 a.m. till 1 p.m.
Ada Hayden Heritage Park
Ames, Iowa
(meet at the NE parking lot shelter to check-in)

Monarch Magic
Monarch Magic - Monarch Consortium Activity

Monarch Magic is a free, family-friendly event for all ages taking place at beautiful Ada Hayden Heritage Park. Experience the magic of tagging a monarch butterfly to help scientists track their migration, and participate in many fun activities to learn more about this butterfly and other pollinators.

Loads of Monarch – Themed Super Fun Activities! Did we mention it’s FREE?   (….and educational too!)

• Be a community scientist and see, measure, weigh, and tag live Monarchs!
• Have fun learning Monarch caterpillar survival tactics!
Monarch habitat and Monarch life cycle challenges!
• Monarch survival games & activities
• Indentify Monarch-friendly plants!
Monarch displays!
Monarch and pollinator kid-friendly obstacle course!
Monarch migration passport game for prizes!
• Create a Monarch craft activity and more!
See a theme developing here? 🦋 

Costumes • Puppets • Native Plant Signage and More!
Free Giveaways Including Books and Stickers

Stay Hydrated!

Be sure to dress comfortably for the weather and you may want to bring plenty of water and snacks to stay hydrated and happy! (there will be some water available on site)

Sponsored By Alliant Energy, the Friends of Ada Hayden, the Outdoor Alliance of Story County, and the City of Ames
Hosted by Prairie Rivers of Iowa

Alliant Energy
Friends of Ada Hayden
Outdoor Alliance of Story County
City of Ames
Prairie Rivers of Iowa Event Host

Partner Organizations

Story County Conservation
Raising Readers in Story County
Bird Friendly Community - Ames, Iowa
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development
ISU Etomology
Iowa Monarch Consortium
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