I am not a teacher, and I don't feel the need to raise a monarch caterpillar in a container, because they can be found in abundance in my area at this time of year, and I much prefer to just see them in my garden. Even so, an insect lover, I am very curious to follow the progress of the caterpillars being sent into space. Which astronaut(s) will be in charge of caring for them? Will there be a diary of some kind documenting the caterpillars' growth and metamorphosis? Will there be photos?
I have looked on the Nasa website, and can find no mention of these caterpillars. Surely there must be some way that the public can follow the monarchs on their space adventure without having to purchase a kit. I'll bet there are plenty of other folks, including teachers who maybe found out about this program too late to send in an order, or don't have the money, but would still like to follow this experiment!
Please post any information and/or links that you know of which would allow the public to keep up with the Monarchs in Space!