Welcome to MAREN
MAREN is a network of researchers and educators who are searching for answers to big questions about milkweed, an important food source for monarch butterflies. We strive to include students in collecting data and making discoveries.
Events and Announcements
- We received funding from NSF to help expand the project! Hooray!
- We have wrapped up data collection for the milkweed transplant experiment and are working on data cleaning and analysis.
- We are installing thousands of milkweed plants across three sites for a provenance trial study of adaptation in milkweed, beginning June 2021.
- We will be presenting at the Ecology Meetings this summer on the new (and still developing) Phenology and Herbivory Protocols!
Recent Contributions to our Library
Visit Our Library
View and contribute to stories, videos, photos, lesson plans, publications, presentations, student works, and other creative contributions.
See Educational Resources
Our “Got Milkweed?” and “Phenology and Herbivory” curricula use student participation to inform our discoveries about milkweed.
Meet our Partners
Our network has over 30 partners, and we are always welcoming to new members!