Butterfly Pavilion Docents

 Current Volunteer Opportunities

 Become a Butterfly Pavilion Docent or a Caterpillar Keeper!

Contact Us to Volunteer

—Activities and Tasks of Butterfly Pavilion Docent

Act as a Docent for the Butterfly Pavilion.  Docents provide our visitors with an enjoyable, interactive, learning experience and help with the core operational activities of the Butterfly Pavilion.  Duties include:  opening and closing responsibilities, greeting and providing information for our guests, answering questions, handling monetary transactions and admissions, and maintaining the Butterfly Pavilion’s habitat, butterflies, and exhibits.

҉    Special Skills

Butterfly Pavilion Docents must be at least 18 years old and possess good people skills.  Your interest and enthusiasm are the main requirements.  If you are interested in our natural environment, learning new things, sharing knowledge with others, and inspiring youth then this will be a highly rewarding experience for you!

҉    Training Required

Docents receive a short training regarding native butterflies and an orientation about the organization.

҉    Time Commitment

Butterfly Pavilion Docents are encouraged to volunteer at least 1-2 shifts/month during our busy season, spring and summer, but any amount of time is welcomed!

҉    Supervisor

Volunteer Coordinator and Butterfly Pavilion Coordinator.

҉    Benefits

In exchange for your participation we provide our Butterfly Pavilion Docents with free one-year memberships to Rusk Ranch Nature Center.   You will also be recognized for your service at our End-of-Summer Volunteer and Staff Event (family members are welcome!).  This is an excellent opportunity to develop new skills and interests, meet new people, and make an impact in your community.  Participants will gain knowledge about our natural history, native butterflies and their life cycles and habitats.  Join us to benefit our community’s enrichment activities and economic development, become a positive role model and inspire youth!

҉    Contact Us

Call us at (541) 287-2164, select the ‘Contact Us‘ tab on our website, or send an email to info@ruskranchnaturecenter.org.

Rusk Ranch Nature Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical circumstances, age, status as a veteran, or national origin.




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    The Board and Volunteers of Rusk Ranch Nature Center.
    SUN School offers outdoor summer school for kids in our valley to prevent summer learning loss. There is no summer school option for elementary kids in our valley.

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    Butterfly Pavilion and center are OPEN for 2017 season!
    Thanks so much to all the lovely nature lovers who dropped by this year already !!!
    The Butterfly Pavilion, Hummingbird Garden & Natural Playground are open May - Oct, 11am to 4pm Tuesday through Sunday (UNLESS ITS RAINING! - Butterflies don't fly in the rain.). School groups can make appointments to visit - no charge for school groups over 10 students. The Natural Playground is a blast!

    BUTTERFLY PLANTS: We sell milkweed plants, seeds of 3 types of milkweed and starts of local milkweed. Call 541-287-0172 to get yours. They attract butterflies like crazy and Monarchs can only lay eggs on milkweed.

    BUTTERFLY FLYWAY PROJECT: Get native milkweed starts for your garden at your non-sprayed location. Order now in bulk for Spring 2017-18. Milkweed is disappearing all over the west coast due to spraying and removal – but Monarch Butterflies cannot exist without it! So their numbers are down dramatically also. Help us feed the wild Monarch caterpillars and support this amazing native species.

    NATURE & ART FESTIVAL; Free family fun in nature - Arts, Crafts, Recycle activity Pollinator game, Salmon Journey water play, Last weekend in June ~ Call 541-287-0172 for info or vendor packet.

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    Rusk Ranch Nature Center
    27746 Redwood Hwy
    Cave Junction, OR 97523

    Mailing address: RRNC, POBox 872, Cave Junction, OR 97523

    Email: info@ruskranchnaturecenter.org

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