Beginning in 1994, the David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibition has toured public and private botanical gardens and nature centers throughout the United States. The exhibition has been successful in its role in assisting host institutions in outreach in educating the public about the importance of preservation and conservation on the planet.
David Rogers’ Big Bugs brings solutions to the challenged faced by botanical gardens and nature centers in building new membership, increasing existing membership participation and public attendance and awareness of their mission. Several botanical gardens have invited David Rogers’ Big Bugs to return for additional exhibitions.
Over the intervening years since 1994, David Rogers’ Big Bugs has been privileged to arrange for the exhibit to be shown in 40 States.
A partial list includes:
The US National Arboretum, Washington, DC
United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC
Disney World Epcot Center, Orlando, FL
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
Chicago Botanical Garden, Chicago, IL
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, CA
Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, UT
The statistical data which support the view that David Rogers’ Big Bugs indeed increases attendance are many. A sampling of that data includes:
New England Wild Flower Society, +32% to +69%
Minnesota Landscape and Arboretum, +27%
Red Butte Garden, +96% to 272%
Morton Arboretum, +22%