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The Butterfly Garden is a tropical escape where the Museum visitor can observe free flying butterflies and a variety of plants in a peaceful greenhouse setting. These butterflies come from all over the world, including places like, Costa Rica and South Africa. The Garden gives visitors an opportunity to get an up-close look at their exquisite colors, amazing camouflage techniques and playful behavior. Museum visitors can also observe their feeding behaviors, mating rituals and overall harmonious nature. It’s a great opportunity to teach visitors about moth and butterfly life cycles, the circle of life and butterfly/plant interactions.
Butterfly Garden volunteers will be trained to engage and interact with our visitors. They will learn a basic understanding of butterfly biology and identification. Volunteers should be comfortable in a space which includes the life cycle of butterflies and moths. Volunteers should be able to speak easily to the public and to groups of 20-30 children. Volunteers should be comfortable with the humid temperature of the Butterfly Garden which has a continuous climate of 80 degrees.
Four to six month commitment, one 3.5 hour shift per week. Volunteer positions are available seven days a week.
Attendance at the New Volunteer Orientation session is required.