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Monarch Health

Monarch Health is a citizen science project in which volunteers sample wild monarch butterflies to help track the spread of a protozoan parasite across North America. Our mission is to understand host -parasite interactions in monarchs and to enhance awareness of monarch biology and conservation through the coupling of citizens and scientists.

Project URL: monarchparasites.org

Geographic Scope: North America

Project Status: Active -recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Measurement, Observation, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 2006-03-01

Project Contact: saltizer@uga.edu

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor:

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: University of Georgia

Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Ecology and environment, Health and medicine, Nature and outdoors, Pollinators/insects,

Intended Outcomes: Research development, Individual learning,