Tallgrass Prairie Center


Monarch Conservation Webinar - Monarchs and Social Science

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Register here for the June 2019 Monarch Conservation Webinar. You will receive additional details about participating in the webinar in a follow up email prior to the webinar. This series is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center. We look forward to your participation!

Title: Monarchs and Social Science

Date: Tuesday 6/25, 2 PM Eastern Time


- Christine Browne Ph.D., Conservation Social Scientist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Lex Winter, Environmental Social Scientist, The Field Museum


Every corner of the landscape that the monarch butterfly navigates is shaped, to some degree, by humans. While this has resulted in a variety of obstacles for monarchs, people are striving to create or maintain habitat for these charismatic creatures. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Field Museum’s Keller Science Action Center have been working to understand the social, political, and economic factors that produce environmental threats, and foster those that benefit monarchs and their habitats. In this webinar, USFWS Human Dimensions Team Lead Christine Browne will explain how these factors within the socio-ecological systems have been identified and considered in the development of conservation strategies, and Field Museum Social Scientist Lex Winter will share research on how these factors play out on the ground in urban and suburban areas in the Midwest.