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Panhandle Butterfly House - Navarre, Florida

Opening May 3, 2014 to the PUBLIC

Group Tours (of 10 or more) begin April 28th. Contact us to schedule a Group Tour!

Location: 8581 Navarre Parkway, (Hwy. 98) at the foot of the Navarre bridge
Mail Address: P. O. Box 5208, Navarre, FL 32566

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YOU Could Be A Volunteer

Volunteers at the Panhandle Butterfly House have the opportunity to make valuable and enriching contributions to the community, learn about butterflies and butterfly gardening, meet people, and have fun!  Volunteer a few hours, 1 day week or 1 day a month.  Or get more involved, it's all up to you!  Schedules are flexible.

Below is some information on some of the types of activities we do, what volunteers do, and contact email links. We hope to hear from you soon!

Contact volunteer@panhandlebutterflyhouse.org if you have a talent you would like to share.  The volunteers below  are our largest groups but we have need of lots of "individual" skills.  Drop us a line.  We can always use volunteers!

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Monarch Market Marketeers

Monarch Market

Our Marketeers interface with folks in our Monarch Market.  Do you enjoy sales and meeting new people?  Become a Monarch Market Marketeer!

When we are open to the public our Monarch Market is open in our reception area.  This is a very small area set aside as a gift shop with educational publications, tee shirts and other butterfly or pollinator/insect items.  We will train you to be knowledgeable on the products we sell and how to use our cash register.  If you enjoy interacting with folks, can handle money efficiently and would like to help out contact our Monarch Market Manager today.

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Butterfly Gardeners

Starting the Sanctuary Garden in the Spring

Our volunteer gardeners will learn about growing and maintaining plants that attract butterflies and their caterpillars and help maintain our vivarium and outdoor gardens. In the early Spring we get the inside and outside gardens in shape for the new season. We generally open in April. During the months we have visitors (April to September) in the gardens we keep the gardens fresh with new plants, rotating plants, pruning and preening our gardens. There is always standard garden maintenance to be done such as weeding, mulching, dead heading, all the things a normal garden requires. Willingness to help is more important than the greenness of your thumb. You will work along side Master Gardeners from our Panhandle area in a gorgeous location by the Santa Rosa Sound. Come and join us. This is such a worthwhile effort!   Contact us to become a gardener at the Panhandle Butterfly House.

Docents

A docent shows a visitor information on our butterfly descriptor sheet.Children love butteflies.

Join our team of docents at the Panhandle Butterfly House in Navarre.  Docents are trained volunteers who contribute by educating and helping visitors gain a better understanding of butterflies, butterfly gardening, and the natural habitat in which butterflies thrive.

As a docent, you greet the public, provide casual interpretations, and manage the Butterfly House resources.  You have the opportunity to make a valuable and enriching contribution to the community, interact with the public, and have fun!  Schedules are flexible.  Volunteer 1 day a week or 1 day a month!

To prepare you to be successful, we provide training.  Class size is limited to ensure that we can provide individual attention.  All classes are held at the Navarre Chamber of Commerce and the Panhandle Butterfly House located at 8543 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, Florida.

After your training, we team you to work with experienced docents, and continue to support your involvement by providing new, updated information.

Group Tour Guides/Kiderpillar Classes

Touring Child Care Network of Navarre Group

Become a Tour Guide for the Panhandle Butterfly House

Are you interested in educating and helping visitors gain a better understanding of butterflies, gardening, and the natural habitat in which butterflies thrive? Then you will enjoy joining our Tour Guide Team at the Panhandle Butterfly House!

Tour guides are trained volunteers who educate visitors about Florida butterflies, butterfly gardening, their importance in the ecosystem and their natural habitats. You will guide groups of mostly children on tours and school field trips on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, usually two to three hours at a time. We team you with experienced volunteers, and continue to support your involvement by providing new, updated information whenever needed.

For more information about becoming a tour guide please email us.

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