Monthly Archives: April 2013

Still climbing!

We’ve done it again!

We made our first stretch goal and have collected over $9,000 for our project! We are again humbled at the amount of support we have received and are looking forward to putting this money to good work, giving kids opportunities for hands-on science during the summer and school year.

But we’re not done yet! One of the major remaining costs to creating the butterfly house is collecting all those native Nevada Butterflies. These butterflies will serve as the stock from which we will raise caterpillars to be put into the house. Our next stretch goal is to raise an additional $1,000 that will be dedicated to traveling around the state and collecting a diverse array of insects to show at the butterfly house, as well as for student science projects. We are excited to share the beauty and insect life of the Great Basin with others, especially our supporters, so please let us know if you would like to come along on one of our collecting trips. What could be more fun than camping in the the desert and collecting bugs!

Cynthia hanging out in the Toquima mountain range, Nevada

Cynthia hanging out in the Toquima mountain range, Nevada

We’re having a fundraiser!

Hi everyone!

We are excited to announce our first spring fundraiser happening Sunday, April 28th, from 3:30-7:30 at the Lake Mansion Pavilion, 250 Court St. in Reno, right across from the Great Basin Food Co-Op. We are having two sets of activities:

From 3:30-4:30 we’ll have kids activities like a seedling planting and live insects and other animals to handle. Come learn about insect diversity in our area, learn about how plants and animals interact, and get a seedling that’s good for food and makes a pollinator plant!

From 4:30-7:00 we’ll have a home-brew tasting with 5 different types of beer all made by UNR students and alumni! We’ll also feature a silent auction with handmade items made by local artisans and businesses. Come enjoy a spring afternoon with handcrafted beer and a bit of food, see some insects, and learn more about our project!

Be sure to share our flier with your friends!

Be sure to share our flier with your friends!