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Conservation Afterschool Nature Club

Butterfly Pavilion’s Conservation Afterschool Programs give students the platform to become environmental stewards and champions for conservation. But it's not just about learning – it's about acting! In Conservation Afterschool Programs, students will have the opportunity to make a real difference. Register for a program and let's start the journey together towards a greener, cleaner, and brighter future!


Conservation Lessons

Bug Bites – Discover bug cuisine from cultures around the world, find bugs in our common foods, and even taste a selection of buggy treats. 

Biodiversity – During this program, students will learn and understand what biodiversity is and why it is important through hands-on experiences. 

4Rs – By exploring the 4Rs (Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle) and how students can make these changes in their homes, they will discover the different ways they can protect the environment. 

Leave No Trace – Through a series of games and hands-on activities, students will explore what Leave No Trace is and how they can help to protect our planet. 

Conservation – By exploring what conservation is and the ways that we can help protect our planet, students will have a sense of empowerment leaving this program. 

Climate ChangeStudent scientists will delve deeply into the topic of climate change, exploring various ways they can make a difference and become climate heroes.

Sustainability – Through an exploration of sustainability and the methods for safeguarding our planet, students will depart from this program with a sense of empowerment.

Afterschool Nature Club

Nature Club programs are designed for students ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade. These 45-minute sessions take place at the school or community site, 1-2 times a week after regular school hours for at least four weeks. Nature Clubs are conducted by esteemed Butterfly Pavilion educators, distinguished authorities in conservation, and invertebrate studies.

Our award winning “Nature Club” Programs deliver a world-class educational experience for school-aged children, fostering their understanding and admiration for invertebrates. Through the afterschool programs, students will cultivate an understanding of invertebrates, foster compassion and empathy, and gain a sense of empowerment to become caretakers of both invertebrates and the world around them.



Length: 45 minutes 

Fee: $100/session + travel; minimum of four sessions booked 

Group Size/Session: 30 participants/session 

All outreach programs incur a travel fee of $0.65/mile round trip between your site and Butterfly Pavilion. Partial program scholarships may be available for qualifying groups. 

Contact us for registration and more details 720-974-1861, 

Butterfly Pavilion Nature Club has been awarded a 2023 Innovative Environmental Education Program Award from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education!