Training Videos

Volunteer Training Video for the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count

Learn about Xerces’ Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count (WMTC) and how to become a volunteer. This training video provides a brief overview of the monarch life cycle, migration, and decline in the West. Learn how to survey overwintering monarchs with a walk through of the Monarch Count Data Sheet and the Habitat Assessment Form for overwintering monarchs and sites in California, and how to enter and submit data.

If you have questions about the step-by-step monitoring guide or any information presented in the training video, email [email protected].

Southern California Western Monarch Count Refresher Training: Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 10-11:30am

Description:
WMTC Volunteer Refresher Training for Southern California (Ventura, San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties).
The refresher training covered the following:
-Overview of the count protocol and data collection and submission process (new data collection and submission process this year using the Survey 123 app !!)
-Brief history of the count
-Overview of the status of the Western Monarch population
-Importance of the count with updates on research using Thanksgiving and New Year’s count data
-Updates from Regional Coordinators (Melissa Stepek and Karen Sinclair)
-Question and Answer session

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Western Monarch Count Refresher Training: Friday, Oct. 30, 9-10:30am

Description:
WMTC Volunteer Refresher Training for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.
The refresher training covered the following:
-Overview of the count protocol and data collection and submission process (new data collection and submission process this year using the Survey 123 app !!)
-Brief history of the count
-Overview of the status of the Western Monarch population
-Importance of the count with updates on research using Thanksgiving and New Year’s count data
-Updates from Regional Coordinators (Jessica Griffiths and Charis van der Heide)
-Question and Answer session

Northern California Western Monarch Count Refresher Training: Tue. Oct. 27, 4:30-6pm

Description:
WMTC Volunteer Refresher Training for Northern California (Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa, Solano, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Cruz,and Monterey Counties).
The refresher training covered the following:
-Overview of the count protocol and data collection and submission process (new data collection and submission process this year using the Survey 123 app !!)
-Brief history of the count
-Overview of the status of the Western Monarch population
-Importance of the count with updates on research using Thanksgiving and New Year’s count data
-Updates from Regional Coordinators (Mia Monroe, Christina Garcia, Susan Ramos, Connie Masotti, Martha Nitzberg)
-Question and Answer session