The Caterpillar Lab spring fundraiser concludes in just over a week. Have you continued your support yet? Now is the time to act. Donate today while a matching donation challenge makes every dollar worth DOUBLE. http://www.thecaterpillarlab.org/#!support/j66mj
Dear Kickstarter Supporters, Friends,
The Caterpillar Lab is a labor of love. Since taking my first caterpillar photographs in 2008, I’ve realized the power of these unique creatures to open people's eyes to the natural wonders around them, to turn old assumptions on their heads, and to make all those "old familiar places" new and exciting again. Native caterpillars sparked my interest in nature as a child, and I realized that I could use them to ignite that same spark in others.
I have been privileged to watch The Caterpillar Lab grow from its roots as a series of photographs called "The Caterpillars of New England" to a full-time, interdisciplinary organization focused on outreach and education. The energy behind the project has only increased as I've been joined by a team of friends and incredible educators. Just a few years ago, it would have been difficult to predict that we’d now reach tens of thousands of people directly each summer, and hundreds of thousands of more online!
For years, The Caterpillar Lab has been funded through sacrifice and passion on the part of myself, my staff, and our friends and families. As we have grown and organized, things are changing. To expand our impact, we have taken on more staff, opened a public facility, and stretched our programing from a dozen programs in 2013 to over 50 public programs already scheduled for 2016. Our sacrifices alone can no longer sustain this crazy, wonderful project.
Visitors who are blown away by our exhibits often ask us how we are able to do what we do. We answer, "Only with your help!" The truth is that at this time, The Caterpillar Lab is not fully supported. Our work won't be possible long-term unless we are successful in our fundraising efforts. We are working hard to make our work sustainable into the future. We are cultivating donors from the grassroots level up -- eager for your support at the price of a cup of coffee, while also searching for a champion to give us the firm footing we need to go forward with confidence and grow. I hope you will all join us in that effort!
When you are considering donating $5, $10, $100, ask yourself: Do you want to live in a world where something like The Caterpillar Lab can exist? If the answer is YES, please join us and make a small sacrifice to ensure that it can!
With hope for a very caterpillary future,
Learn more about our Spring Support Drive by going to our webpage: http://www.thecaterpillarlab.org/#!support/j66mj