The Caterpillar Lab

is creating Educational Exhibits, Programs, Film, and Photography
Select a membership level
Egg
$2
per month
  • Enjoy access to our patron-only posts and updates here on Patreon:  We will post regular updates about the lab, scheduled events, and upcoming projects that you will have exclusive access to as a Patreon supporter!


  • Meet your sponsored caterpillar!  Your support thank-you email will contain a Sam Jaffe original photograph of your sponsored New England native caterpillar!


  • Your support at this tier will help keep The Caterpillar Lab free and open to all online.  If enough of our Facebook and Youtube fans choose to support us here on Patreon then the good caterpillary stuff will keep on flowing out into the world for all to enjoy.  Give the gift of caterpillars!   
Caterpillar
$5
per month
  • Access to exclusive, high definition, TCL poster and photograph downloads:  We will post special edition The Caterpillar Lab posters, bumper stickers, digital trading cards, and photographs for free download and unlimited personal/educational use.  Lots of visual treats will be coming your way!


  • Year end "Caterpillar" level TCL patron gift shipped to you!  We will designate a winter month to producing and shipping out physical Thank You gifts to our Patreon supporters.  Caterpillar Lab swag will be delivered to qualifying patrons with a legacy of three months or more and will be unique for each tier of giving.


  • Your support at this tier will help keep The Caterpillar Lab free and open to all online and support more image, video and educational online material than ever!  Give the gift of caterpillars to the world! 


  • Plus all previous rewards
Pupa
$10
per month
  • Access to exclusive, high definition, full-length, TCL video Mp4 downloads and special features:  We will post special edition The Caterpillar Lab produced videos for free download and unlimited personal/educational use.  Expect as many as four TCL video downloads to be available each month.


  • Year end "Pupa" level TCL patron gift shipped to you!  We will designate a winter month to producing and shipping out physical Thank You gifts to our Patreon supporters.  Caterpillar Lab swag will be delivered to qualifying patrons with a legacy of three months or more and will be unique for each tier of giving.


  • Your support at this tier will help keep our online resources and our open hours at the lab free and available to general public.  Ten dollars a month can do A LOT for the caterpillars and our ability to be effective in our outreach.


  • Plus all previous rewards

75

patrons

About The Caterpillar Lab

THANK YOU for being HERE!  The Caterpillar Lab is an amazing organization and our work continues BECAUSE OF YOUR PATRONAGE.  We owe our fans everything - YOU MAKE THIS CRAZY CATERPILLAR DREAM POSSIBLE!    

*Donations to The Caterpillar Lab through Patreon are TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  Save a copy of our "Thank You" page message and receipts of monthly payments for tax purposes.

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.

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 patronage, 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.
Goals
75 of 100 patrons
For every 100 patrons we gain we will release a new 10% off code for the TCL online shop.  Codes good for one-time, non- cumulative use. 
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Recent posts by The Caterpillar Lab

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 13 exclusive posts
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Images
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Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 13 exclusive posts
11
Images
2
Videos