Meet Patrick Tennyson, President and CEO of Butterfly Pavilion
Patrick has a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. He has a B.S. in Zoology and a Minor in Chemistry from Metropolitan State College. Patrick has been involved in environmental education and conservation since 1987, including over five years as an Interpretive Naturalist and nearly six years in youth and adult education program management. Patrick has dedicated over 20 years to professional leadership, administration and strategic planning. His leadership contributions include board and staff development, cultural and organizational innovation, responsible financial oversight and growth through fundraising and community collaborations.
He is actively involved with a number of environmental conservation awareness groups. He served on the board of Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) for over eight years, including a two-year term as Board President. Patrick is currently a board member of the Broomfield Open Space Foundation and is presently serving his second four-year term on the Broomfield Open Space Advisory Council. He is a member of the Governance Committee of 36 Commuter Solutions, and in 2010 he was appointed by the City Council as a member of the Broomfield Sustainability Task Force creating the City of Broomfield’s Sustainability Plan.
Patrick’s Thought Leadership
A Zoo within A Zoo – https://butterflies.org/zoowithinazoo/
Butterfly Pavilion’s Resiliency Fund – https://butterflies.org/resiliencyfund/
Colorado’s Butterfly Pavilion Celebrates 25 years of Conservation – https://butterflies.org/25yearsofconservation/
Butterfly Pavilion Achieves Milestones in Serving Pollinators – https://butterflies.org/butterfly-pavilion-achieves-milestone-in-serving-pollinators/
Pollinator District Development – https://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/2019/06/27/butterfly-pavilion-will-establish-pollinator-district-at-baseline-development/