Butterfly Outdoors

Butterfly Outdoors

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Our Mission
Our mission is to help others explore, learn and play outdoors by leading them on nature excursions, providing opportunities for experiential education, and promoting environmental conservation. Our Vision We believe EVERYONE deserves a place outdoors,...
Our Team
Kate Gribbin, Founder and Lead Naturalist “Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.” ―Lorraine Anderson Discover Kate’s...
Our Services
EXPLORE~LEARN~PLAY We offer custom services to groups and individuals, such as: badge assistance for scout troops, nature programs for youth groups and homeschool co-ops, corporate team-building activities, birthday parties, family reunions, and more.  Check out Butterfly...

Welcome to Butterfly Outdoors

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I created Butterfly Outdoors to share my passion for nature with others.  I want to teach people the names of trees and how to start a fire without matches, but I mainly want to make sure everyone finds the tools they need to get outdoors.  The woods can be intimidating, and I’d like to offer my students a chance to step outside their comfort zones without feeling alone.  Once they reach that place most realize the woods (or nature in general) is where we most belong, and it transforms from a place we are unsure of to a place we need.  I invite you to join me in this journey, and find your place outdoors.” 

— Kate Gribbin, Founder and Lead Naturalist

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Our Vision

We believe EVERYONE deserves a place outdoors, and when individuals and families are able to connect with nature they are happier, healthier, and more productive. At Butterfly Outdoors we hope to shape a future where natural spaces are welcoming places to EXPLORE~LEARN~PLAY for individuals and groups of all backgrounds and experiences. Until all people are comfortable and well represented outdoors our parks, wild lands, and wildlife habitats will be at greater risk.  By making the outdoors accessible to all we ensure both the conservation and preservation of these natural spaces for generations to come.  We hope you will connect with us, and more importantly we hope you connect with nature.


Ways to connect

Life is better with connections. In nature everything is interconnected from the food chain to the life cycle of a plant. In the modern world we are connected through our devices and social media. Ultimately, we want to connect with you in-person to EXPLORE~LEARN~PLAY outdoors, but we’d love to connect with you virtually as well.

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Find community

Learn about Our Groups designed to help women and families connect with nature, find community, and get outdoors. Not on Facebook? Join our mailing list or contact us at ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com for information.

Join Our Team
Marketing Internship Gain experience, and apply your skills toward a growing startup. This work is fully remote, includes a monthly stipend and a scholarship, and...
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Butterfly Report — September 2021
Paddling, Playing, and Planning for More I’ve been paddling and exploring new places to lead groups, and I’ve found some neat spots all ages can...
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Butterfly Report — August 2021
Enjoy the Memories, Plan for the Future, Live Now Summer paddling and creek play Wander sessions have been fun, and we have more of both...
Read More "Butterfly Report — August 2021"
Butterfly Report — July 2021
We’re Back… Paddle, Wander, Discover What’s Next It’s been a while, but I’m happy to update the entire Butterfly Outdoors’ community on what we’ve been...
Read More "Butterfly Report — July 2021"
Butterfly Report — April 2021
Follow Our Adventures & Discover Your Own Since the last Butterfly Report I’ve been fortunate enough to hike, camp, paddle, and bike. I try to...
Read More "Butterfly Report — April 2021"
Pihoti Trail — Sections 1 & 2 (video included)
My journey begins Anticipation, nervous excitement, and curiosity fluttered in me, as my tires bumped along the washboard road leading up to Flagg Mountain, and...
Read More "Pihoti Trail — Sections 1 & 2 (video included)"

Partners in Conservation

There can be no doubt that a society rooted in the soil is more stable than one rooted in pavements.

-Aldo Leopold

 

While the primary purpose of Butterfly Outdoors is to get people to explore and enjoy the natural world, a secondary goal is to educate youth and adults on the wonders of the natural world.  Butterfly Outdoors fulfills this function through our Young Naturalist and Wander Tots programs as well as community outreach efforts in partnership with organizations and agencies that share the common goals of conservation, outdoor recreation, and environmental education.

Butterfly Outdoors is excited to help the following groups fulfill their missions in conservation and education, and is grateful for the assistance they provide us in accomplishing our mission as well.

Join Our Team
Marketing Internship Gain experience, and apply your skills toward a growing startup. This work is fully remote, includes a monthly stipend and a scholarship, and...
Read More "Join Our Team"
Butterfly Report — September 2021
Paddling, Playing, and Planning for More I’ve been paddling and exploring new places to lead groups, and I’ve found some neat spots all ages can...
Read More "Butterfly Report — September 2021"
Butterfly Report — August 2021
Enjoy the Memories, Plan for the Future, Live Now Summer paddling and creek play Wander sessions have been fun, and we have more of both...
Read More "Butterfly Report — August 2021"
Butterfly Report — July 2021
We’re Back… Paddle, Wander, Discover What’s Next It’s been a while, but I’m happy to update the entire Butterfly Outdoors’ community on what we’ve been...
Read More "Butterfly Report — July 2021"
Butterfly Report — April 2021
Follow Our Adventures & Discover Your Own Since the last Butterfly Report I’ve been fortunate enough to hike, camp, paddle, and bike. I try to...
Read More "Butterfly Report — April 2021"
Pihoti Trail — Sections 1 & 2 (video included)
My journey begins Anticipation, nervous excitement, and curiosity fluttered in me, as my tires bumped along the washboard road leading up to Flagg Mountain, and...
Read More "Pihoti Trail — Sections 1 & 2 (video included)"
Butterfly Report — March 2021
The Magic of Spring edition The beauties of spring are abundant even though the official start is still a few days away (March 20th, if...
Read More "Butterfly Report — March 2021"
Wilderness Skills Build Confidence and Can Save Your Life
What are wilderness skills, and why do they matter? Wilderness skills is a vague term that encompasses a wide range of skill sets.  Generally, I...
Read More "Wilderness Skills Build Confidence and Can Save Your Life"

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Support Our Mission

We accept online payments through:
  • PayPal – ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com
  • Venmo – @Butterfly_Outdoors
  • CashApp – $ButterflyOutdoors
Please contact us at ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com if you wish to make a payment with cash or check.

Rates and Fees

Butterfly Outdoors commits to professionalism, integrity, and environmental conservation in all aspects of company business.  We offer quality programs and services at fair rates for our time and effort, and we strive to be accessible to all branches of our community and society.  We will work with you and your budget to find a program or service to accommodate your needs.  


WE ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

***Butterfly Outdoors is an LLC not a 501(c)3.  We appreciate your support, and pledge to utilize donations toward free services and scholarships.  However, please understand your donation is not tax deductible.  PLEASE INCLUDE “DONATION” IN THE COMMENTS OR DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PAYMENT TO ENSURE YOUR FUNDS ARE PROPERLY ALLOCATED.***

Payment and Donation Instructions

You can complete your payment via PayPal, Venmo or Cash App using the direct links above or through your payment app to the corresponding usernames shown above.  Butterfly Outdoors is a small business and we are currently accepting PayPal payments using the friends and family service.  If you prefer to pay through cash or check, or have additional questions feel free to contact us at ButterflyOutdoors@gmail.com.

 
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