Casa Up Close:Life of the Monarch Butterfly
Learn all about Monarch Butterflies including their behavior, life cycles and environment from an expert at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History in Monterey County. Pacific Grove has one of the largest Monarch Butterfly overwintering sites in America. PGMNH Director of Community Engagement Juan Govea will speak about the amazing natural history of the Western Monarch Butterfly, from its fascinating life cycle to its epic migration. These butterflies have evolved highly specialized traits that have made them highly equipped to live here in the California, but also put them in a precarious position as human-driven change alters their habitats at a blistering pace.
About Juan Govea
Juan Govea serves as the Director of Community Engagement at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History where he oversees the museum’s exhibits, educational, and community science programs which provide free educational experiences for over 12,000 local students annually. He has been nationally recognized as an educator, serving as a U.S. Department of Education Fellow and has spoken at the White House about his experience in education.