Mission Impact

Our mission is inspiring conservation of the vital building blocks of sea, sky, and land. This includes everything from conservation of pollinators, rainforest, and coral reefs to free or reduced admission for the chance to learn and heal with nature. These opportunities are available thanks to the generous support of our community partners and sponsors.

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Our Learning & Healing Mission Impact

Free and reduced admission for field trips, people with disabilities, cancer patients, and families who qualify for income-based assistance are some of the ways we share our mission of learning and healing with our community members.
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Our Conservation Mission Impact

Milkweed and monarchs, rainforests, coral reefs, Dakota skippers, park clean-ups, and more. We walk our talk of our mission to conserve pollinators and delicate ecosystems near and far.

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Our Community Partners & Sponsors

We are very fortunate to have incredible community partners and sponsors who generously support our mission programming!

Our Board of Directors

Alissa Bretsch, JLG Architects
Tina Davis
, PREMIER Bankcard
Matt Ditmanson
, Sanford Health
Ben Dold
, Midco
Melissa Fossell, First National Bank of Omaha
Laura Mitchell, Lawrence & Schiller

David O'Hara, Augustana University
Ashley Podhradsky
, Dakota State University
Andrea Smith
, McGough
Anita Wetsch
, 605 Real Estate
Michael Zuercher
, Prismatic
Audrey Otto-Pepper
, Butterfly House & Aquarium CEO

Support Us

Help us on our mission of inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards!