The mission of Buttonwood Nature Center is to guide the people of the Cumberland Valley region to become stewards of their natural and cultural worlds.

To achieve this, we:

  • provide environmental and cultural education to elementary and secondary school children;
  • support and conduct research on natural and cultural history;
  • welcome high school and university students for hands-on internships;
  • provide opportunities for adults to learn more about the nature and culture of the region and the world beyond;
  • present programs that inform and entertain the community.