Dodge Nature Center

A nonprofit organization

$11,020 raised by 94 donors

56% complete

$19,670 Goal

A sepia photo of a young boy and his mother wearing binoculars, pointing into the distance. The photo cropped into a white background, blending into a blue watercolor motif featuring flowers, clouds, and a bird. The image reads "Looking to the next 50 years of Dodge Nature Center and Preschool" with a Give to the Max Day logo.

Since 1967, Dodge Nature Center and Preschool has been impacting the lives of people through environmental education. Perhaps your life has been touched by Dodge in some way, too.

As this year comes to a close, so does the multi-year Nourishing Everyone's Need for Nature Campaign that has expanded access to Dodge properties and programs, renewed our commitment to the sustainability of our spaces and places, and set the stage for a lasting legacy of providing exceptional experiences in nature.

A former farmhouse in the woods is renovated into a new education center. The photo is taken in the darkness of night, from behind the leaves of the trees nearby. Lights from inside the education center warmly glow, silhouetting a large group of people outside it.The new Education Center at Shepard Farm

With the opening of the new Education Center at the Shepard Farm property, Dodge is able to serve more learners than ever before — which means we have an increased need for annual support.

As a community-funded nonprofit, Dodge relies on the generosity of donors like you to make connections with the natural world possible. Your support is vital as Dodge enters the next chapter of introducing people of all ages to the living world around us and we can't wait to share the journey with you!

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Please note that if you indicate your donation to be anonymous in the donation form, Dodge is not informed of your name. If you would like to make your gift anonymously here, but for the Dodge team to know of your gift and to ensure you receive updates and information from Dodge, please email us to let us know at: Thank you!


Dodge Nature Center's mission is to provide exceptional experiences in nature through environmental education.

Support environmental education in a way that works best for you. Checks with a note that your donation is for Give to the Max can be mailed to:

Dodge Nature Center
365 Marie Avenue W
West St. Paul, MN 55118

You can also initiate a gift via stock, IRA rollover, or donor advised fund. Please email us at for more information and to credit it to Give to the Max Day.

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Organization name

Dodge Nature Center

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Education Environment Children & Family


365 Marie Avenue W
West St. Paul, MN 55118


651 455 4531

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