At Butterfly Pavilion, science supported by research, is the driving force behind our conservation efforts. We recognize the importance of managing our natural resources today so we can ensure a wealth of biodiversity tomorrow. Our mission will continue to foster an appreciation of invertebrates while educating the public about the importance of conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics, around the world, and in our backyard.
From caring for our residents within Butterfly Pavilion walls, to educating the public on the importance of protecting pollinators in our backyards to supporting fair trade half way around the world, our science and conservation efforts are far reaching.
Butterfly Pavilion’s Commitment to Science
Butterfly Pavilion is committed to strong understanding and communication of scientifically vetted information to support a scientifically literate and informed citizenry, with science defined as: The pursuit and application of knowledge of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.
Scientific process includes:
- Objective observation: Measurement and data (possibly although not necessarily using mathematics as a tool)
- Experiment and/or observation as benchmarks for testing hypotheses
- Induction: reasoning to establish general rules or conclusions drawn from facts or examples
- Critical analysis
- Verification and testing: critical exposure to scrutiny, peer review and assessment
In addition, we do appreciate and acknowledge the numerous diverse cultural beliefs and the intrinsic value of those beliefs as an additional function in shaping our society.