b'University of Illinois Extension Pollinator Pocket program encourages consumers to University of Illinois Extension staff and volunteers offerplant a pocket of flowers that attract and nurture their communities a wide array of education and outreachpollinators in their own yard. Currently there are 187 on monarch and pollinator conservation including in- pollinator pockets registered (see Figure 7). person presentations, social media, blogs, news articles, McHenry County provides the Monarch LifeCycle radio, and television. Horticulture Educators, Masterprogram during Ag Expo, which reaches more than Gardeners, and Master Naturalists educate the community1,600 3rd and 4th grade on monarchs and pollinators through various workshops, students in the county. garden days, educational fact sheets, activity stations, andIL Corn Growersyouth lessons.Association (ICGA)Example programs:ICGA has engaged cornUniversity of Illinois Extension reached 1,356 youth andfarmers through various engaged 62 4-H volunteer teen leaders through thecommunications that Monarchs on the Move project, a 4-H Ag Innovatorsfocused on monarchs, Experience. This program educated youth about theincluding a mailer reaching dependence of monarch butterflies on milkweed plants.74,000 households, website Clubs, 4-H teens, and community volunteers plantedupdates, and social media over 800 milkweed plugs in southern Illinois. sharing. Through the IllinoisCook County Extension partners with Lake KatherineRuns on Homegrown CornNature Center and Botanic Gardens and Oak Lawnpublic education campaign,Figure 7: Pollinator Pocket LocationsPark District to provide programming at two annualICGA has highlighted monarch fests. Each fall, thousands of participantsthe partnership between farm and urban interests in the benefit from educational programs. Programs includepreservation of the monarch specifically, and pollinators table displays on monarch butterfly migration andgenerally. ICGA also has a pollinator demonstration plot lifecycle, youth butterfly and caterpillar crafts, andspecific to the preservation and conservation of the resources for creating a certified monarch butterflymonarch butterfly at the Corn Crib, the home stadium of habitat. Additional efforts include milkweed seedthe Normal CornBelters baseball team. This facility sees distribution and mapping project of milkweed plants. about 100,000 visitors a year. ICGA also had an exhibit on monarchs at the Farm Progress Show. That show has overThe 4-H program in Livingston and Woodford Counties200,000 attendees. Additionally, staff have made public offers a Monarch Enrichment Lesson to all the 4th gradepresentations at conservation meetings.classrooms in the county.12Agricultures Successes in Sustaining Monarchs'