How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

Do you want to raise monarchs in your own backyard?

Dr Geri Fox will teach you and your children!


  • Sheltering Monarch caterpillars vastly improves the survival rate of this endangered species.
  • Raising Monarchs with your children is a fun science project that teaches empathy and respect for other creatures.
  • Child and Butterfly Development: Appreciating Monarchs: Click here for a 6 1/2 minute video shows the development of monarchs from egg to butterfly. Learning about this process helps develop empathy in children, as well as an appreciation and respect for the beauty of our natural world, and the importance of caring for endangered species. This video may be helpful to teachers of preschoolers and grade-schoolers, as well as to families.

About Dr. Fox: In addition to committing her yard to growing native plants and raising Monarch butterflies (she raised 554 last year alone), Geraldine S. Fox, MD, MHPE, is Professor Emerita of Clinical Psychiatry at University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM). She currently serves as the Psychiatry Department Chair and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry on UICOM’s Rockford campus.

Geri has conducted this how to raise monarch training in multiple venues, including Oak Park Temple and the Trailside Museum Festival at Cook County Forest preserves.

More information and registration to come.


Jun 30 2024


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Temple Har Zion and Zoom only
Streaming on Zoom and in person at 1040 North Harlem Avenue, River Forest IL 60305


Adamah Committee