M.A.N.T.I.S. - Butterfly House Summer Teen Program

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Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

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  • Do you enjoy interacting with kids and other teens?
  • Do you love nature?
  • Want to expand your knowledge about plants and insects?

Check out the Butterfly House’s MANTIS Program!

MANTIS (Making Advocates of Nature-Loving Teens In Service) is an interactive volunteer program created to encourage students to gain hands-on experience in nature conservation, while gaining plant and animal knowledge through environmental stewardship. If you’re looking to complete service hours and love nature, then this program is for you!

Who can join?
MANTIS is for teens ages 14-18 that love working with kids, learning about the environment and want to promote a better understanding of our natural world!

When can I volunteer?
All new MANTIS volunteers must begin in the summer session. MANTIS sessions:

Summer: May-August (apply by April 10)
Fall: September-December
Spring: January-April

Shifts are available Tuesday-Sunday (days, and evenings during special events)

What are the expectations?
The Butterfly House requires teen volunteers to commit to a minimum of 30 hours per seasonal rotation. Teens must attend orientation and training sessions.

For more information, and to apply follow this link: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/visit/family-of-attractions/butterfly-house/about-the-butterfly-house/volunteer/mantis.aspx

Two teacher recommendation letters are required for each student.

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About Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House


Faust Park, 15193 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63017, US

Mission Statement

To foster a better understanding of butterflies, and increase awareness of the natural world.


The Butterfly House and Education Center emphasizes conservation, education and fun. Its highlights include a free flight house with 1200 butterflies, a native habitat garden and changing temporary exhibits.


We'll work with your schedule.


Butterfly House (at Faust Park)15193 Olive BoulevardChesterfield, MO 63017



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • All MANTIS volunteers will start in the summer and will commit to at least 30 service hours. there will also be an orientation/training session.
  • Potential MANTIS volunteers must be 14-18 years of age.

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