Connecting people and nature one butterfly at a time.
To provide under-served populations and the general public with joyous, educational experiences that increase the awareness of the importance and wonderment of butterflies and encourage ecological stewardship through programs, field trips, instructional resources and events.
B.M.S.F. believes that every person’s life can be enriched by a closer connection to the world of nature . We provide a variety of services towards this end, including education programs at a facility in Jim Thorpe, PA. as well as in the community. Butterfly releases, workshops on gardening, scout badge work, camps, free publications, and special events in partnership with local environmental education centers and other non-profits are offered.
A separate entity known as Bear Mountain Butterflies has provided educational programs, workshops and day camps since 2002 at it’s facility in the Poconos, PA.
B.M.S.F. is taking over much of the programming aspects of what BMB has been doing, focusing specifically on providing enrichment and education outreach to under served populations, as well as events in the community, such as presentations at schools, libraries, camps, state parks, senior centers, day care facilities and other public and private venues.
B.M.S.F. will expand its community and private programming efforts through outreach to additional market segments, including physically. mentally and emotionally challenged people. the Foundation will seek grants and private funding to support its efforts.