Online Monarch Larva Monitoring Program Training Events
Become a community scientist with MLMP! The MLMP team from MJV and the UW-Madison Arboretum co-lead virtual one-day training on how to collect data that contributes to our knowledge about the monarch population. 2024 Training Dates: Jan. 31 (Western Region) Feb. 24 (Southern Region) April 18 (Northern Region)View Details
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Find out how to participate in the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project.Get Started
The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) involves volunteers around the world in monarch research.
MLMP was developed in 1997 by researchers at the University of Minnesota to collect long-term data on larval monarch populations and milkweed habitat.Learn more about MLMP
Steps to Get Involved
1. Get Trained
You can train online, attend a training session given by a trainer in your region, or attend a spring virtual workshop.
2. Sign Up
If you'd like to commit to regularly monitoring one or more sites, please fill in the information below to create your account.
3. Go Monitor
Choose the MLMP activities that interest you and help us track monarch populations and understand monarch use of available habitat.
4. Submit Data
Use the MLMP data portal to submit a milkweed or monarch observation!