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The Monarch Initiative seeks to educate the Central Florida community on the importance of pollinators through outreach and collaboration.

The monarch butterfly’s beautiful appearance and lively colors make it the perfect pollinator to start a conversation about the connections between people and nature.

Monarchs are known for their impressive multigenerational migration, spanning from Mexico to Canada. However, they have suffered a severe decline in population – decreasing from approximately one billion in 1996 to only about 100 million in 2016.

The monarch’s decline highlights the important role insects, pollinators, and natural systems play in our daily lives and the urgent need for protection efforts. It is thanks to pollinators that we have honey, potatoes, tree fruits, berries, grapes, avocados, coffee, tomatoes, chocolate, sugarcane, agave, and other dietary staples.

By starting a conversation and participating in The Monarch Initiative, we can all help pollinators help us.

The good news is that there are many ways to get involved. By participating, you are helping to save pollinators and preserve our planet for future generations.

Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsor.


Community partners include

Audubon Park • City of Orlando • City of Winter Park • Dear Prudence • Designers Press, Inc. • Dommerich Elementary • Dr. Phillips Center • East End Market • Farmgal Flowers • Foxtail Coffee Co. • Freehand Goods • Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream • Harry P. Leu Gardens • Monarch Learning Academy • Steve Parker Art • Rebel Reprints • Redlight Redlight • Rollins College • Stardust Coffee • Sts. Peter and Paul Early Learning Center • Till Plant Co. • University of Central Florida • Valencia College