The Caterpillar Lab is a completely unique endeavor in the world of environmental education. There is simply nothing else like us out there! We use native caterpillars as a resource to bring people into the world of local, backyard natural history. Our underlying goal is to spark curiosity and encourage exploration and discovery. We surprise people about their own natural heritage every day -- our audience will never look at their "old familiar places" the same way again.
Why Donate to The Caterpillar Lab?
At every opportunity, The Caterpillar Lab celebrates the intersection of art, science, education, and natural history study. We encourage growth within each of these areas, and especially across them. Our outreach involves exhibit production, educational programs, educational resources, video production, photography, dance choreography, and original and collaborative research. We are always looking for new ways to interact with caterpillars and broaden our audience!
All of our outreach events are over-the-top, jaw dropping, and inspirational. Our lab in Keene is open to the public and we enjoy every opportunity to invite visitors in for a behind-the-scenes experience. We reach tens of thousands of people directly and millions of people across the world through our thriving Facebook page.
We are a passionate organization, doing one-of-a-kind work that IS ONLY POSSIBLE with your help. Without your donations, there could be no The Caterpillar Lab.
Mission Statement: The Caterpillar Lab fosters greater appreciation and care for the complexity and beauty of our local natural history through live caterpillar educational programs, research initiatives, and photography and film projects. We believe that an increased awareness of one’s local environment is the foundation on which healthy and responsible attitudes towards the broader natural systems of this world is built.
How will my donation be used?
100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting The Caterpillar Lab's educational non-profit efforts. If you would like to direct your donation to a specific purpose, such as sponsoring a free public caterpillar show, or supporting one of our educators, please contact us directly.
Your donation will:
• Support our outreach educational programing at New England schools, camps, and museums.
• Support our free weekly open hours at the lab in Marlborough NH.
• Support the production of engaging and educational video shorts freely available online.
• Support the development of our free teacher resources and curriculum.
• Support our committed staff of environmental educators.
• Support the lab's continued growth and development into the future!
We are a New Hampshire non-profit corporation recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as an I.R.C. Section 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Donations are tax deductible by the donor to the extent permitted by law.
You can donate to The Caterpillar Lab right here, right now!
Through PayPal: Just follow the link from the yellow "Donate" button above to process an online gift through PayPal. You can set up a monthly recurring donation this way too!
If you want to make a donation but don't want to use PayPal or a credit card you are welcome to send us a check by mail. Please make out all checks to "The Caterpillar Lab" and mail to us at 369 Old Chesham Rd. Marlborough NH 03455
If you would like to make a major supporting donation or would like to sponsor a The Caterpillar Lab event, open hours, or other activity, please contact The Caterpillar Lab's director Sam Jaffe by email at or phone at (617) 733-7312
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