Nights for Nature

The annual benefit for Dodge Nature Center and Preschool

The annual benefit for Dodge Nature Center and Preschool
Danielle and Christopher Parish, Event Chairs


Double your donation!

Thanks to a matching gift from generous supporters, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar. Gifts of any amount make a difference for Dodge Nature Center and Preschool. You can give at any time using the donate button below. If you prefer to mail in a check, send your donation to:
Dodge Nature Center
365 Marie Avenue W
West St. Paul, MN 55118

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Bid in the auction

From September 22 – October 2, bid to bring home 50 awesome adventures and must-have items. All proceeds benefit environmental education at Dodge Nature Center and Preschool!

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Celebrating soon

Thanks to your support, all available tickets have been claimed. We look forward to welcoming our friends and supporters on September 23 and October 1! Questions? Contact Rosie at

Wine & Wellies Reception – Sold Out

Thursday, September 23 | 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Outdoors at the Main Property in West St. Paul
$125/person; includes admission to Family Evening at Shepard Farm
Adults only, please
Casual chic attire—wear your wellies!
Program, live auction and music, nature activities
Hosted hors d’oeuvres & signature cocktail; cash bar
Limited tickets available

Family Evening at Shepard Farm – Sold Out

Friday, October 1 | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Outdoors at our newest property, Shepard Farm in Cottage Grove
$25/adult; free for children ages 0-16
All ages welcome—bring the family!
Wagon rides, farm animals, hands-on nature activities, live bluegrass music
Program featuring emcee Jason DeRusha, WCCO-TV, with hosted treat at 5:30 p.m.
Food trucks or BYO picnic

We look forward to seeing you at Dodge!

*In-person events will have limited attendance and follow all CDC and state of Minnesota guidelines for COVID-19 safety.

Thank you to our sponsors

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