Dickinson County Endowment Fund grants $10,000 in support of the Pollinator Paradise

Pictured (left to right) are: Ann Ditsworth—Dickinson County Endowment Fund Advisor, Rebecca Peters—Dickinson County Conservation Foundation President, and Lee Sorenson Conservation Director.

One of the eighteen grants the Dickinson County Endowment Fund awarded in 2017 will fund an exhibit in the Conservation Foundation’s Pollinator Paradise addition to the Nature Center.

The Conservation Foundation’s plans include the installation of children’s museum-quality interactive exhibits about pollinators. Planned exhibits include a human-sized honeycomb for kids to crawl through to explore the life cycle of a honeybee, an indoor bee hive, a pollen-collecting game and a monarch-rearing enclosure.

“As the project progresses, it becomes even more exciting to envision the unique exhibits that will be in the space,” said Rebecca Peters. “Pollinator Paradise will be the first pollinator-centric educational building in the state, and it will be a fun place for people of all ages to learn about the importance of butterflies, bees and other pollinators to our environment.”