Volunteer Training Video

Learn about Xerces’ Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count (WMTC) and how to become a volunteer. This training video provides a brief overview of the monarch life cycle, migration, and decline in the West. Learn how to survey overwintering monarchs with a walk through of the Monarch Count Data Sheet and the Habitat Assessment Form for overwintering monarchs and sites in California, and how to enter and submit data.

The volunteer training was developed by Xerces in collaboration with Monarch Joint Venture. The video can be found at: https://monarchjointventure.org/resources/downloads-and-links and is called “Volunteer Training for the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count”

Or you can visit The Xerces Society YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAiPLPJuySOgn6CbjkOxqLQ/featured. Select “Playlists”, under playlists select “Monarch Conservation”, monarch conservation videos will appear on the right side of the screen where you can select “Volunteer Training for the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count”