Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Butterflies for Kids

  • Erie, PA
  • www.butterfliesforkids.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Butterflies for Kids is to educate participants with our early learning environmental/ science/conservation content through a variety of interactive activities, and to instill in them a sense of environmental global awareness conducive to their becoming responsible planet partner.  Butterflies for Kids Planet Kid Program is a dynamic, portable, non-profit organization that also enriches the lives of underserved youths including at-risk youths, by providing a program driven by community service hours that allows our teens to become valuable contributing members of our community. They responsibly interact through our environmental education events, and in so doing, build lasting friendships and avail themselves of valuable mentoring opportunities. We are partners with the Pennsylvania  DCNR iconserve.org and the Foundation for Sustainable Forests.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Butterflies For Kids Planet Kid Progam

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Service Areas

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International

Butterflies for Kids Planet Kid Program possesses early learning science/environmental activity content that can be downloaded from our website free to educators and families through our website www.butterfliesforkids.org(http://www.butterfliesforkids.org) .  Our program can be performed in any country seeking early/learning science/environmental content through our portable program for a fee. Our program also has a science show featuring a character "Sherwin Squirrel" that enables us to move education through entertainment.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer

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Diane Esser

Keywords

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Early Learning science environmental education throuh entertainment.

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Also Known As

Butterflies for Kids Planet Kid Program

EIN

25-1770435

 Number

7488167794

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We are partners with the Pennsylvania  DCNR iconserve.org and the Foundation for Sustainable Forests.  In partnership with the Foundation for Sustainable Forests we have spearheaded The Floraroze Habitat. This habitat is 106 acres in Girard, Pa. that will remain a natural habitat into perpetuity. It will employ sustainable forest practices and provide resources for young environmental science students to engage in natural habitat studies.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

We provide children's gardens that offer a service hour program to the drug and alcohol and mental health programs in our area (Persius House) (Cornell Abraxas). These teams work hart to begin the garden & begin the new year environmental program provided to special/need groups (Gertrude Barber Center) (South Reed home for children) 2nd offer free to the public. We travel to schools and events with our program and have developed & new science show for our program

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Program 2

Butterflies For Kids Planet Kid Progam

This program entails events throughout the community, and is inclusive of our delivering our to children's hospitals locally and internationally.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$36,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Butterflies for Kids Planet Kid Program possesses early learning science/environmental activity content that can be downloaded from our website free to educators and families through our website www.butterfliesforkids.org(http://www.butterfliesforkids.org) .  Our program can be performed in any country seeking early/learning science/environmental content through our portable program for a fee. Our program also has a science show featuring a character "Sherwin Squirrel" that enables us to move education through entertainment.

Funding Needs

Our funding needs include new equipment, inclusive of a large capacity printer and ink, and computer with editing capabilities for editing our children's science show, funding for an illustrator for our children's educational activity books. Funding is also needed for transportation expenses for our portable expansion and delivery of our content to hospitals, and events. Our funding needs also reach to producing additional Sherwin Search for Science Shows, at an average cost of 3000 plus for show production.

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Butterflies for Kids

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Diane Esser

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Butterflies for Kids Planet Kid program has grown exponentially through donor support and a need for early learning science/environmental content that creates activities that instills lifelong learning for participants.

We are proud to announce continued expansion of our content to a physical habitat location that will, in the future, have a building where young environmentalists can study natural habitats. We will continue our international expansion to promote program awareness."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Doctor Kathleen Noce

Penn State University

Term: Jan 2011 -

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