It’s official now. We’ve launched our fundraising campaign on Indiegogo to build an outdoor butterfly house and science center. It was a solid group effort, and first off we’d like to thank everyone who helped us create such a great summary of our vision for Nevada Bugs and Butterflies. A special shout-out goes to Amy Seaman, who not only narrates, but also edited the footage to create such a wonderful video. We’ve put in some really fun perks for the campaign, including a hug from Cynthia and Kevin (who doesn’t like hugs!), our logo stickers, sticker sheets of Nevada butterflies, a champagne brunch on opening weekend, and a collection of pinned butterflies in a display box. Click here to go to our campaign page. We’d appreciate your donation or just spreading the word about our goal to get kids outside and learning science this summer. If money donations aren’t your thing, please contact Kevin about volunteering for our build dates in April and May.
This really is just the beginning. We’ve got some penstemon seeds in the ground for the butterfly house already, and we’re planning a fundraising event in late April, right in Reno, that should be quite a little shindig. The response from people about our project has been amazing, and we are looking forward to a great summer of having kids in the butterfly house and garden, as well as taking live insects to kids in schools and teaching them about the importance of invertebrates in our world.